Suvarnabhumi International Airport set for busiest day in history
Suvarnabhumi International Airport is expected to receive 200,000 passengers on Sunday (Feb 18), the record high in its history.
Pol Maj Gen Pruthipong Prayoonsiri, commander of Immigration Bureau 2, disclosed after joining activities at Don Mueang and Suvarnabhumi airports to welcome tourists visiting Bangkok during the Chinese New Year festival, that the Airports of Thailand reported that on Sunday, Feb 18, Suvarnabhumi Airport will receive up to 200,000 air travellers in a single day which is its record high.
Of the 200,000 passengers, 160,000 passengers will be on international flights.
With the record high passengers in a single day, the officer advised outbound passengers to have at least 3 hours for check-in and passing immigration and security process through the waiting areas before boarding the planes.
He said all the process might take longer time tomorrow for outbound passengers.
For inbound passengers, he assured each passenger would pass immigration check in no more than 45 seconds in normal traffic.
But for the heavy passenger traffic tomorrow, immigation staff would be increased at all passes to handle the process.
He said that since the immigration office has limited space that does not match with the number of flights arriving almost at the same time, it was possible that passengers could accumulate and immigration check could be clogged.
Passengers might wait for over an hour for immigration check, he said.