AoT’s app to connect with 16 international airports

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BANGKOK, July 13 (TNA) – Airports of Thailand Plc (AoT) spends 400 million baht on the new moble phone application software that will be linked to 16 sister airports worldwide.

AoT president Nitinai Sirismatthakarn said AoT joined forces with sister airports to develop a digital platform for travelers’ conveniences and the 400-million-baht project concerned the integration of information, technologies and utilities of the 16 sister airports.

With the new software, travelers will be able to check flight information, the conditions of their luggage, air traffic and the locations of immigration checkpoints, toilets and facilities at airports in a real-time manner. Travelers can also reserve public transport services at their destination airports even before their flights.

The new digital platform will cover six airports of AoT and 16 sister airports worldwide. Initially the system will be connected with Don Mueang, Suvarnabhumi and Phuket airports which served more than 80 per cent of AoT’s passengers, Mr Nitinai said.

Its launch is expected early next year.

He added that AoT planned to spend 1.5 billion baht on improving Udon Thani, Tak, Sakon Nakhon and Chumphon airports that it would take over from the Department of Airports. AoT would introduce direct flights to the four airports.

Mr Nitinai commented that the boat tragedy in Phuket would affect the feelings of Chinese travelers for a few months and confidence should be restored in the next high season. (TNA)