Airports of Thailand (AOT) has organized the ‘AOT Sister Airport CEO Forum 2016’ to create a cooperative network of airports globally and increase the capacity of airport services in Thailand.
The forum, which was held under a theme ‘Collaboration toward a successful future’, offered a platform for airport executives worldwide to discuss and exchange views on the aviation industry.
AOT President Nitinai Sirismatthakarn said the aviation industry helps connect people from different regions of the world. It is important that airports in Thailand are equipped with the technology, services and security measures to support its passengers.
The AOT has seen a 14% average increase in the number of passengers each year over the past five years. Last year, more than 110 million passengers combined visited AOT’s six airports. Nitinai said that the figure exceeded the recommended passenger capacities of the airports by 26.5 million people per year.
To increase service capacity, AOT has developed a five- to ten-year development plan, which he claimed will enable the airports to handle as many as 181 million passengers per year.
He also stressed the need to set up a professional network among airports around the world to accommodate the growing passenger traffic. He expects the global aviation industry will see a 157-billion-dollar increase in revenue over the next three years.