7,000 international arrivals due at Suvarnabhumi on Monday

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Thailand’s main international airport will operate at just 30 percent capacity on Monday, the first day of its reopening to foreign tourists.

According to the Airports of Thailand, 30,000 passengers are due to arrive at Suvarnabhumi Airport on Nov 1.

The passengers will arrive on 440 commercial flights consisting of 230 domestic flights, 110 international and 100 cargo flights,

AoT president Nitinai Sirismatthakarn said Monday will see the airport operating at about 30 percent capacity, adding that 7,000 of the 30,000 arrivals will be from international flights, TNN reported.

Mr Nitinai added that special measures, such as the addition of more self check-in machines and baggage drop off points, have been installed at the airport in order to accommodate passengers as part of the ‘new normal’.

Meanwhile, Police General Damrongsak Kittipraphat said that 3,700 police have been drafted in to take care of the airports included in the reopening plans.

The Pol.Gen Damrongsak said that he expects an average of about 4,000 foreign tourists to arrive in Thailand per day.

Pol.Gen Damrongsak added that the Thailand Pass will mean that tourists should not have to wait long in queues as was sometimes the case in the past.

This post was republished with permission from ASEAN NOW