PM Srettha’s vision for Thai airports and aviation services

Making Suvarnabhumi international airport one of the world’s top 50 by the end of this year and one of the 20 top airports within five years is a dream of…

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Heroin bound for Australia seized at Bangkok airport

Thai narcotics and airport interdiction officials seized about 1.2kg of heroin on Friday, hidden in two parcels destined for a recipient in Australia, at the cargo terminal of Suvarnabhumi international…

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Woman arrested with 2.3kg of cocaine in her backpack at Bangkok airport

A Thai woman was arrested at Suvarnabhumi international airport on Wednesday as she tried to smuggle about 2.3kg of cocaine, worth about 6.9 million baht on the street, into the…

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Indian man caught with 200kg of animal parts at Suvarnabhumi airport

An Indian national was arrested at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi international airport on Tuesday morning for attempting to smuggle about 200kg of animal parts into Thailand. The man, whose name was withheld,…

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Thailand’s U-22 soccer team leaves for SEA Games in Cambodia

Thailand’s U-22 national soccer team left Suvarnabhumi international airport this morning (Thursday), for the SEA Games in Cambodia to prepare for the opening match with Singapore on Sunday. Led by…

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4 police officers deny demanding fees escorting Chinese tourists

Four junior police officers, who are accused of providing vehicular escort services for a fee to Chinese tourists travelling from Suvarnabhumi international airport to their hotels in Bangkok, have been…

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Thai ministers to welcome first group of Chinese tourists on Monday

Thai Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul, Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob and Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn will be at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport on Monday to welcome the first…

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2 CNN reporters deported from Thailand for having incorrect visas, not blacklisted

Two CNN reporters, who entered the crime scene at the childcare centre in Nong Bua Lam Phu province to cover the mass killings last Thursday, are scheduled to depart from…

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Miss Grand Myanmar 2020 denied entry to Thailand

After arriving from Vietnam today (Tuesday), Han Lay, Miss Grand Myanmar 2020, was denied entry to Thailand at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok by immigration officials for not having a…

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Armed man breaches security at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport

An armed man breached security at Suvarnabhumi international airport yesterday (Tuesday), driving his motorcycle into the restricted air-side of the airport, damaging two glass partitions in a boarding gate, before…

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Substantial increase in overseas arrivals in Thailand since April 1

Overseas arrivals at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi international airport in April increased by 65.97%, to an average of 11,623 passengers a day, compared to 7,003 daily arrivals in March, since the removal…

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First group of Chinese tourists to arrive in Phuket on Oct 8th 

On October 8th, a group of 150 Chinese nationals, issued with special tourist visas (STV), will be the first foreign tourists allowed into Thailand, under the conditional entry scheme for…

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COVID-19 testing at Suvarnabhumi airport upgraded to increase efficiency

Thailand’s Disease Control Department (DCD) has upgraded its COVID-19 testing facility at Suvarnabhumi international airport, which is now capable of producing test results within 70 minutes. The DCD’s Director-General, Dr….

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Phuket’s governor closes Karon and Rawai areas

Two more areas in Phuket, well known for their resort hotels and beautiful beaches, have been locked down, effective today until further notice, as the provincial administration escalates efforts to…

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Thai army orders probe into General who allegedly let 152 Thais from US go home

The Permanent Secretary of the Defence Ministry has recalled an army major-general from Suvarnabhumi international airport and ordered an investigation into his reported decision to let 152 Thais, arriving from…

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Thailand closed to arriving flights for three days after incident

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CVAT) has stopped all international flights from landing in Thailand for three days, from midnight last night, after some members of a group of…

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Suvarnabhumi International Airport deserted as fear of virus grips travellers

It was eerily quiet at Suvarnabhumi at 9pm on Saturday night, as both the arrival and departure halls were virtually deserted. Mr. Nitinai Sirismatthakarn, the managing director of Airports of…

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Public Health Ministry reports 3 new cases

The Thai Ministry of Public Health today reported three new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number in the country to 53, with 33 of them having recovered and returned home,…

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Search underway for 80 escaping Thai workers returning from South Korea

Authorities are searching for about 80 Thais who arrived, in a group of 200 on four flights, at Suvarnabhumi international airport yesterday after returning from working illegally in South Korea….

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Thai PM falls sick, but it’s not coronavirus

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has cancelled all this appointments and activities today (Thursday) because of sickness. He has been advised by his doctor to rest at the official guest house…

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PM to inspect officials health screening passengers at Suvarnabhumi airport

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will tour Suvarnabhumi international airport on Wednesday to observe officials screening passengers arriving from China, as part of the measures to prevent the spread of novel…

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ASA to protest to PM about AOT’s plan to build 2nd Suvarnabhumi terminal

The Association of Siamese Architects (ASA) is to hand a letter of protest to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha over the Airports of Thailand’s (AOT) plan to build a 42-billion baht…

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King Power wins contract to operate duty free shops at Thailand’s airports

The board of Airports of Thailand (AOT) today endorsed the bid committee’s decision to award the contracts to operate duty free shops at Suvarnabhumi International, Phuket, Chiang Mai and Hat…

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Cabinet approves 3rd runway at Suvarnabhumi airport

The Thai cabinet today approved the construction of a third runway at Suvarnabhumi international airport as part of the country’s ambition to become the aviation hub of ASEAN. The 21.7…

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Anti-graft body calls for scrutiny of two major projects at Suvarnabhumi airport

The Anti-Corruption Organization of Thailand (ACT) has expressed concern over alleged lack of transparency in two major projects at Suvarnabhumi International Airport. In a statement, issued on Sunday, the private…

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One killed and four injured in chemical explosion in Suvarnabhumi airport’s car park

One person was killed and four others injured in a chemical explosion in a car park at Bangkok’s Suvarnbhumi International Airport today. The identities of the dead and injured were…

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Anti-graft body asks PM to impose “integrity pact” in bidding for duty-free shops at Suvarnabhumi airport

The Anti-Corruption Organization of Thailand (ACT) has urged Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and the Public Section Anti-Corruption Commission to impose “integrity pact” in a new round of auction to choose…

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Probe into major blackout at Suvarnabhumi airport

An investigation is being conducted into a major blackout at Suvarnabhumi airport that lasted about 10 minutes on Tuesday morning affecting passenger check-in, baggage carousel, computer, immigration check, lift and…

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PM to be asked to scrap second passenger terminal project at Suvarnabhumi 

Twelve engineering and architecture organizations have joined forces to ask Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to exercise his executive power to scrap the Airports of Thailand’s plan to build the second…

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Over 400 flights delayed at Suvarnabhumi airport after THAI plane skidded off runway

Altogether 448 flights arriving at and departing from Suvarnabhumi international airport on Tuesday were delayed after a THAI Boeing 744 plane skidded out off the runway and with some of…

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AOT accepts Ja Sam’s widow as an airport inspector

The Airports of Thailand has accepted Mrs Waleeporn Kunan, widow of the late former SEAL member Lt-Cmdr Samarn Kunan, as an inspector attached to Suvarnabhumi international airport, in recognition of …

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