Airports of Thailand start using APPS to ensure safety


BANGKOK –Airports of Thailand Public Company Limited (AOT) is now using a new system to monitor passenger profiles in advance, in a bid to ensure safety at airports.

AOT President Nitinai Sirismatthakarn revealed that the AOT has started using the Advance Passenger Processing System (APPS) on international inbound and outbound passengers, including transit passengers today. APPS will allow authorities to obtain information on passengers from their countries of origin. The system will help detect abnormalities, including blacklisted and banned passengers. APPS will also facilitate the immigration process, as passengers with a clean profile can proceed faster. Passengers will incur a 35 baht fee for the background check.

The new system aims to improve security and step up Thailand’s Aviation efficiency, as the industry is being inspected by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).