AoT open for service as normal, under martial law


BANGKOK, 20 May 2014 – Airports of Thailand Plc. (AoT) has confirmed that the declaration of martial law does not affect its services. However, AoT officials have been ordered to closely monitor the situation and operate with full functionality.

The AoT Director Mekin Petplai said that after martial law was announced across the crisis-gripped kingdom at 03.00, the company still continued operations as normal. However, an additional number of staff was assigned to support each of the six airports and to closely monitor the situation in order to communicate with its passengers immediately in case of urgency.

The number of passengers in Don Muang and Suvarnabhumi airports has been in decline for a while due to the internal political crisis, therefore, martial law in Thailand should not have any further negative impact but at least maintain the situation as it is.