Suvarnabhumi greed harms AOT's goals

Suvarnabhumi greed harms AOT's goals

Photo courtesy the airport's operator Airports of Thailand Pcl shows the lack of greenery, one of many failures that hold Suvarnabhumi back from a title of best in the world.
Photo courtesy the airport's operator Airports of Thailand Pcl shows the lack of greenery, one of many failures that hold Suvarnabhumi back from a title of best in the world.

Traveling through airports is always fun when one is loaded with money; the Hermes, the Louis Vuittons or the various restaurants offer great place to spend one's time and possibly get a place to sit.

Bangkok's celebrated Suvarnabhumi airport, which aspires to be among the world's best, had a bite of reality not too long ago when some tourists complained about the steep price of food there.

The media, including the Bangkok Post, went all out to criticise the extortion of a captive market in the capital's two airports. The social pressure prompted ministers to make visits and declare that both airports had a rat hole oops canteen for those looking for cheaper food.

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Umesh Pandey

Bangkok Post Editor

Umesh Pandey is Editor, Bangkok Post.

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