Suvarnabhumi International Airport expects 2.36 million passengers during the Chinese New Year festival, with a significant increase from last year.
There will be nearly 13,000 flights, including additional ones from 10 airlines. The airport is implementing measures to facilitate Chinese passengers, such as providing interpreters and Chinese-language signage.
Suvarnabhumi International Airport is expecting approximately 2.36 million passengers to pass through the airport during the Chinese New Year festival, which runs from February 4th to 16th. This averages out to about 182,000 people per day.
The airport has estimated that this includes 1.94 million international passengers, encompassing both arrivals and departures, as well as approximately 417,000 domestic passengers. This marks a significant 32.73% increase from the previous year’s festival.
Bangkok Airways has requested 73 additional flights, Thai Vietjet has requested 42, and Shanghai Airlines has requested 26. This represents a 91.53% increase from the previous year in both arrivals and departures.
The airport also encourages passengers to use the automated check-in system and the automated baggage drop system, offering an alternative for passengers to check in and load luggage without waiting at airline counters.