Immigration authorities have issued warnings of airport chaos as people travel during the Songkran holiday period. A spokesman has announced there could be substantial delays at the nation’s main airports between the 11th and 17th of April.
Pol Col Cherngron Rimphadee suggested that anyone making use of the airports, should allow three hours to pass through security and other formalities during these dates.
Staff have been instructed to deal with each customer within a 45 second period but as we all know, delays are often inevitable, when increased passenger demands are seen. At the end of the day, those employed at airports are mere humans and may struggle to cope with increased numbers.
Suvarnabhumi Airport can expect to handle over 160,000 people per day, which is 40,000 more than normal. With over 800 flights per day arriving or departing the airport for both domestic and international flights, it is going to be a hectic time for staff and a stressful one for passengers.
Songkran is of course the Thai New Year, where people will travel in and out of the country or visit family during the national celebrations.
However, a TV series called “Love Destiny” has helped boost tourism as it promotes the many attractions and allure of the country, adding further possible delays at airports.
Anything that helps increase tourism, will of course be welcomed by hoteliers, bar and restaurant owners and those who work in the tourism industry.
So folks, the message is clear. Allow plenty of time when travelling through Thailand’s airports to avoid disappointment.
Source : Dailynews
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