AOT expects passengers June-November to exceed 60 million.

Bangkok,, Welcoming the high season for tourism, AOT expects passengers June-November to exceed 60 million, while SRT adds tour buses along cultural and nature tourism routes. Mr. Suriya Juangroongruangkit Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Transport revealed that according to Mr. Settha Thavisin, Prime Minister has given the policy to the Ministry of Transport and related agencies. Go prepare a plan to support tourists in every dimension. Especially during the tourist season (high season) at the end of 2024 or the coming 4th quarter, in line with measures to reduce tourism taxes in 55 secondary provinces that are expected to have a number of tourists. Both Thais and foreigners Traveled a lot in Thailand. Mr. Suriya said he has ordered Airports of Thailand Public Company Limited (AOT) or AOT to make arrangements to accommodate tourists. Both in terms of plans to increase the number of aircraft and enough flights for passengers to use the service Covers international and domestic passengers traveling thr ough and out of AOT's 6 airports, including Suvarnabhumi Airport. Don Mueang Airport Chiang Mai Airport Mae Fah Luang Airport, Chiang Rai, Phuket Airport and Hat Yai Airport According to AOT's report, during May 2024 there were a total of 9,503,475 passengers entering and departing from the 6 airports, which increased by 16.08% from the same period last year, and there were 61,435 flights, an increase of 13.90%. AOT also forecasts the number of passengers during June - November 2024, with a total of 60.3 million domestic and international passengers and 380,000 flights. Therefore, it is believed that during October - December 2024, which is High season for tourism Therefore it is highly likely that The number of tourists will continue to increase. In addition, AOT has been assigned to prepare facilities. including efficient management of services at the airport Especially in the immigration process and the baggage claim area Including bringing in technology to provide additional convenience. However, AOT als o reported that recently Suvarnabhumi Airport Installation has been carried out and trial the use of the Automated Border Channel (ABC) machine in order to increase efficiency in providing passport screening services to be more agile and faster. In the first phase, 13 machines were installed at the international departure passport control area, Zone 2. As for the State Railway of Thailand (SRT), orders to prepare additional trains. Both regular lines and special trains To accommodate tourists Currently, the plan is being prepared. In the beginning There will be an additional tour procession along the Thai cultural route. Including nature tourism To meet the needs of various tourists. Previously, it had been carried out on many routes. During Saturday-Sunday and public holidays In the form of going in the morning - returning in the evening. (Day Trip) such as Sai Yok Waterfall Tour Train, Suan Son Pradiphat Tour Train, Pasak Jolasit Dam Tour Train. etc. In addition There is also a special train, a steam locom otive, for tours. Go in the morning - return in the evening on important days. The Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) has prepared a plan to prepare the electric trains and stations for all 4 MRT projects, consisting of the Blue Line, Purple Line, Pink Line, and Yellow Line projects. To support passenger travel During the high season in the 4th quarter of 2024, additional trains have been prepared to serve in cases where there is heavy passenger traffic, as well as special channels for selling passenger coins. Prepare it in stations that have many users. Ministry of Transport confirmed and all related agencies under supervision Ready to facilitate in every way and every transportation must have the highest level of safety. In order to impress tourists who visit Thailand. If every agency There is progress in the tourism support plan for tourism tax reduction measures. In line with the said government policy. Will report to the public immediately. Source: Thai News Agency