Suvarnabhumi congestion necessitates earlier check-ins - TTG Asia - Leader in Hotel, Airlines, Tourism and Travel Trade News
 
Friday . April 18 . 2014
         
Follow TTG Asia on Twitter
TTG ASIA this week
TTG Asia Luxury
 
Share |
Suvarnabhumi congestion necessitates earlier check-ins
Bangkok, March 15, 2012
 

THAI Airways International (THAI) has sent out a memo informing its travel industry partners that earlier check-ins are now necessary at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport, due to congestion at all immigration points including departure, arrival, first port and visa on arrival.

 

THAI has asked its partners to advise their clients on flights out of Bangkok to arrive at Suvarnabhumi “at least three hours prior to departure and immediately proceed to immigration with completed immigration card after check-in”.

 

Meanwhile, all passengers travelling into Bangkok have been advised to secure their entry visa for Thailand before embarkation at point of origin, and to complete the arrival immigration card prior to entering the immigration area at Suvarnabhumi.

 

Processing of visas on arrival now takes an average of two hours, the memo added.

 

According to THAI, the congestion has resulted in many flight delays since the beginning of the year. More delays are expected for the rest of this month, due to construction work on security checkpoints and lack of local immigration manpower.

Print Top Stories
 
RATE THIS ARTICLE
Poor 1 2 3 4 5 Good
 
COMMENTS
No comment for this article.
 
  POST YOUR COMMENT  
       
  Name:  
Email Address:
Location:
  Comment:  
  Enter the code shown:  
     
     
       
 
Editor's pick >
   
Demystifying hotel management agreements

by Matt Gebbie, director, Pacific Asia of Horwath HTL

Talent scouting for South Beach

by Raini Hamdi

Free-rider dilemma

by Greg Lowe

The fun goes on at these IRs

by Paige Lee Pei Qi, Prudence Lui, Caroline Boey, S Puvaneswary, Rosa Ocampo

Will AEC's talent mobility bring benefits?

by Mimi Hudoyo

 

 
  What should Macau develop more of?
  Better known as a gambling destination, Macau has been keen to shake off that image and diversify its offerings.
  Casinos
  History/Culture
  Nature
  Family-friendly Attractions
 
  View previous polls