Bangkok airports set up info points for royal cremation
The Airports of Thailand authority has set up information points at Bangkok’s two airports for mourners attending cremation rites for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The AoT booths at Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang airports open today and will be open through until the 31 October.
The info point at Suvarnabhumi Airport is located in VIP Room 5. At Don Mueang Airport, the facility is up on the upper level next to the corridor connecting the two passenger terminals. The authority will also be deploying extra staff to cope with the expected influx of passengers for the royal cremation.
Nitinai Sirismatthakarn is the president of AoT and he says the additional information centres at the airports will help facilitate the passage of mourners to the cremation grounds at Bangkok’s Sanam Luang Park. He noted that the two airports were expecting to handle up to four million passengers during the peak period between the 23 and 29 October.
12GO ASIA notes that the actual cremation ceremonies for King Bhumibol are scheduled to take place on the 26 October. The team says people using public transport both in Bangkok and elsewhere in Thailand will likely face some delays due to the sheer volume of people on the move.
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