Thai Prime Minister’s Surprise Airport Inspection Unveils Slow Services, Vows Improvement


On February 24th, 2024, Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin posted a message on X regarding an unofficial evening visit to Suvarnabhumi Airport without prior announcements to inspect airport services.

Srettha stated that he visited Suvarnabhumi Airport in the evening when there are many passengers. Srettha reportedly timed the airport service time from the checking-in system to the immigration checkpoint and thoroughly inspected all the services which were still reported as slow by many visitors and tourists.

Read about a recent incident at Suvarnabhumi Airport causing inconvenience to passengers.

In response to the airport services, Srettha instructed relevant agencies to find solutions for spending less time in the checking-in process. Srettha also stated that he would perform a surprise inspection again by himself.

“The Thai government aimed to advance Thai airports as an aviation hub in the Asian region, embracing international tourists worldwide. My visit today proved to be a good opportunity to make Thailand’s tourism a potential world class tourist destination,” remarked Srettha.

Earlier on the same day, Srettha visited former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra who resided at “Chan Song La” Manor.

After a two-hour visit, Srettha revealed to Thai national media about his visit to Thaksin that they mostly talked about his health conditions and his blessing for the well-being of Thaksin. Srettha confirmed that there were no political or business discussions involved during the visit, according to him.

Kittisak Phalaharn
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