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Airport ready for more passengers during Lunar New Year

Suvarnabhumi airport is forecast to receive about 380 flights a day during the Lunar New Year holidays,

Suvarnabhumi airport general manager Kittipong Kittikachorn said on Thursday.

Mr Kittipong said a total of 4,957 flights operated by airlines and charter flight operators are scheduled to visit the country’s main aviation gateway from Jan 26 to Feb 7, up 37.12% from the same period of last year.

Of the total, 2,138 are international flights, down by 1.88%, while 2,819 are domestic flights, up by 96.31%.

Bangkok Airways, Myanmar Airways and T’way Air had requested the most extra flights, he said.

During the 13-day period, the airport in Samut Prakan province is expected to welcome 465,453 passengers, or 35,804 passengers a day. Of these, 115,931 are international arrivals and 349,522 are domestic travellers.

The airport official advised passengers on domestic flights arrive two hours in advance and international travellers three hours early.

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