AOT launches Songkran campaign to promote Thai tourism
Published on April 3, 2012 by TFP · No Comments
BANGKOK, 3 April 2012 – Airports of Thailand Plc (AOT) has kicked off an activity to celebrate the upcoming Songkran Festival, aiming to promote the ancient tradition to air travelers who arrive at Suvarnabhumi International Airport.
AOT President Flying Officer Anirut Thanomkulbutra said the campaign to promote the Thai New Year festivities will be held until April 21. As part of the event, a shrine and traditional northern flags have been set up in front of Gate 5 on the 4th level of the passenger terminal.
To mark this occasion, AOT executives and staff have attended the opening ceremony where a traditional procession and spectacular performances attracted many onlookers.
Travelers and those using the service at Suvarnabhumi Airport are encouraged to stop by and pour water into the hands of the Buddha statue, a gesture recognized in a Thai tradition as a symbol of respect and good fortune.
Flying Officer Anirut projected that there will be approximately 170,000 air travelers at Suvarnabhumi Airport each day during this Songkran Festival, increasing by 28% from the same period last year.
Meanwhile, the AOT President added that to accelerate the process at the immigration, the Auto Channel will be in operation from April 11 onwards. The approximate processing time for each person is 20 seconds. However, due to possible congestion during this holiday period, travelers are advised to arrive at the airport 3-4 hours in advance.
(NNT : NUPPOL SUVANSOMBUT)