Airports of Thailand to launch app

Airports of Thailand Plc will on Aug 6 launch a smartphone app to provide travellers with check-in and baggage information, product discounts and hotel and taxi reservation services.

AoT president Nitinai Sirismathakarn said on Monday that users of the AOT Digital Platform app would have real-time data on flight and relevant services on their smartphones, including suggested routes to avoid traffic jams near airports.

Reservations for parking spaces, passenger lounges and taxis as well as discounts on foods, beverages, services and products at participating airports in other countries will all be available via the app, he said.

"In the future, new and old passengers will be clearly distinguished. New passengers will have all their data on their mobile phones. Old passengers will walk to screens to read flight information and go to check-in counters," Mr Nitinai said.

Munich and Narita airports are providing data for the AoT app, and five European airports will follow suit in the near future, he said.

About five large financial institutions have joined the app, including Bangkok Bank, Kasikornbank and Krungthai Bank, he said.