Bangkok, the 24th of July 2010: After the recent signing of a sister agreement with the Narita Airport of Japan, AoT president Serirat Prasutanond revealed that plans are afoot to negotiate deals with a variety of other airports, primarily in the United States.
Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport, rated the 10th best international airport in the world by Skytrax World Airport Awards, already has agreed MOUs with South Korea’s Incheon International Airport and Munich Airport in Germany. Along with the recent Narita merger, AoT hopes to further expand Suvarnabhumi’s links into the US, considered a key player in international flights to and from the Kingdom.
Although targets have not been confirmed, it is thought that San Francisco International Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport are being considered as potential link destinations.
Mr. Prasutanond revealed his optimism in signing further international MOUs following the return to normal of Suvarnabhumi airport traffic after the recent political troubles in the capital. He revealed that between 105,000-110,000 passengers are travelling through Thailand’s main international airport daily, a relatively normal amount for the typical Thai tourism “low season.”
Meanwhile, when asked about the possibility of further developments at Suvarnabhumi Airport, Mr. Prasutanond revealed that a variety of upgrades and innovative developments were currently being considered by the Thai cabinet and relevant agencies. The developments are thought to be relating to an extension of existing services, while developing the services available to passengers in transit is also thought to be on the agenda.