Travelers Heading for Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport Warned to Arrive Early Due to Tightened Security
BANGKOK – Tourists travelling to Thailand’s Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok are being warned by the Airport Authorities to allow extra time when coming to the airport in the next couple of weeks.
Bangkok Metropolitan deputy police chief Pol. Gen Srivara Rensibrahmanahul has ordered police to increase screening and searching of suspicious vehicles in the city and Airports.
AoT Officials said the increased security measures introduced are in the wake of reports of bomb threats targeting unspecified locations in Bangkok. A group of unidentified suspects planned to attack airports, tourist attractions, car parks and department stores in and around the capital between Oct. 25 and Oct. 30.
The stepped up security checks are conducted jointly by local police and soldiers who are setting up road blocksÂ to check all vehicles on all routes leading to the Suvarnabhumi airport.
Soldiers and police are checking all vehicles entering and exiting the airport so the authorities have warned passengers to allow more time than usual so as not to miss flights.
Airports of Thailand Plc has stepped up security measures at all six airports under it supervision, said president Nitinai Sirismatthakarn.
The airports are Suvarnabhumi, Don Mueang, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Mae Fa Luang in Chiang Rai province and Hat Yai in Songkhla.
AoT has also closely coordinated with the National Security Council, special branch and local police regarding intelligence.
Mr Nitinai called for passengers to cooperate by complying with security measures imposed at all airports.
Those who see any suspicious movements or objects, or want information can call AoT’s contact centre at 1722, he added.
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