Passenger service charges rise at airports

Airports of Thailand Plc has raised its passenger service charges at six main airports for departing passengers on both domestic and international flights.

AOT president Kerati Kijmanawat said on Monday the charges went up from 700 to 730 baht for international flights and from 100 to 130 baht for domestic flights. The charges are applied at Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Don Mueang, Hat Yai, Phuket and Suvarnabhumi airports.

Mr Kerati said the service charge hike would cover the cost of AOT's Common Use Passenger Processing System (CUPPS).

Automatic services of CUPPS include boarding passes, airport check-ins and bag drop.

Meanwhile, Don Mueang airport expects a substantial traffic increase through the Bangkok airport during the Songkran festival from April 11 to 17.

Management predicted that during the period Don Mueang airport would serve 89,362 travellers daily, up by 14.81% from a year earlier, and 590 flights each day, up by 10.58%.

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  • boarding pass: a card that a passenger must have to be allowed to enter an aircraft or a ship - ใบขึ้นเครื่องบิน
  • charge (noun): a payment or fee for something - ค่า
  • domestic: inside the country being talked about - ภายในประเทศ
  • hike: an increase - การเพิ่มสูงขึ้น
  • predict: to say that an event or action will happen in the future, especially as a result of knowledge or experience - คาดการณ์ว่า พยากรณ์จากสถิติว่า
  • service (noun): the particular skills or help that a person/thing is able to offer - การให้บริการ
  • substantial: large in size, value or importance - มากมาย, ยิ่งใหญ่, สำคัญ
  • traffic (noun): the movement of people or goods from one place to another -
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