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Airports of Thailand steps up security at 6 airports

BANGKOK, 3 April 2012 (NNT) – Airports of Thailand Plc (AOT) has tightened security at 6 airports nationwide following a series of bomb blasts in Songkhla and Yala provinces.

AOT President Flying Officer Anirut Thanomkulbutra said that in light of the three bombings in Songkhla’s Hat Yai district and Yala province, security has been increased at six airports under AOT’s care, which consist of Suvarnabhumi, Don Muang, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Hat Yai and Phuket International Airports.

Stricter checks on cabin luggage, hold baggage, unattended bags and vehicles entering the airport areas are being conducted. Parking is currently not allowed in front of passenger terminals.

Meanwhile, security at Hat Yai Airport remains at level three, which, Mr Anirut said, is in line with the current situation under the four-level security alert system.

AOT is also cooperating with police and army personnel in setting up checkpoints along the airport roads. Passenger pickups in front of terminals are also temporarily banned. Flying Officer Anirut said AOT will continue to monitor the situation and will adjust its security measures accordingly.

Read more: NNT


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