The one-month extension to the deadline for applications for Airports of Thailand (AoT) president has attracted five applicants.
An AoT source said a retired Royal Thai Air Force officer and a former female executive of a major international air courier were among the applicants for the second round, which ended last Thursday.
Only one application was submitted by the original Jan 30 deadline, by Pruet Boobphakam, a former executive vice-president of Thai Airways International (THAI).
It was confirmed that none of AoT's incumbent senior executives submitted applications.
The five new applicants were described as relatively unfamiliar faces, but their applications have provided enough numbers for the AoT selection committee to compare qualifications, the source said.
Regulations require more than one applicant for the top post at the state-controlled firm, which operates Thailand's six main airports and posted revenue of 30.5 billion baht for a net profit of 6.49 billion in the fiscal year to September 2012.
Anirut Thanomkulbutra was removed prematurely as AoT president last Nov 27, with no clear reason given.
He was in the job for merely one year of a four-year term after allegations that he neither followed board instructions nor impressed staff.
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