InfoQuest, (April 24, 2020) -- According to Wing Commander Suthirawat Suwanawat, general manager of Suvarnabhumi Airport at Airports of Thailand Public Co. Ltd., there is a temporary suspension of flights to Suvarnabhumi Airport, cutting passenger traffic at the airport, following a notice on temporarily prohibiting flights from entering Thailand by the Expressway Authority of Thailand (EXAT). The action was taken to prevent the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic from spreading in Thailand.
Therefore, the airport closed some unused areas, to maintain and upgrade the facilities in and out of terminals and add various amenities. By doing so, the airport aims to increase the overall standard of the airport, to ensure it can return to normal operation immediately when the epidemic eases. Within the terminal and the concourse, the damaged equipment has been replaced and maintained, including elevators and escalators, electrical lighting, air conditioning, luggage handling, sanitary plumbing, and the replacement of damaged floor tiles in various areas.
In terms of runway and lane, Suvarnabhumi Airport has inspected the ground hardness and all kinds of equipment and facilities in the flying zone to ensure that they are in good condition for use. In addition, Visual Docking Guidance System (VDGS) and electrical lighting system equipment are replaced and maintained.
The airport also implements maintenance work in other areas, such as the replacement of elevator system, electrical lighting system equipment and sanitary ware in the 2 and 3 zones of the parking lot and the office building.
Suthirawat said that although there are only a few passengers at present, Suvarnabhumi Airport still attach great importance to the cleanness of all areas inside the terminal, arranging cleaning personnel to carry out deep cleaning for equipment and facilities accessible to passengers, such as luggage carts and seats in waiting areas, according to the standards issued by the Ministry of Public Health to keep passengers and service users at ease.
Suthirawat also said that for the ongoing replacement and maintenance, Suvarnabhumi Airport would strictly abide by the COVID-19 epidemic prevention measures, repeatedly stressing that all staff must work in masks and gloves, and quickly finish relevant work to be ready to provide services for passengers. As an international airport, Suvarnabhumi Airport is committed to continuously improving the efficiency of facilities and services to ensure long-term compliance with international standards.
Source: InfoQuest, by Saowalak Ouypron / Sasithorn, translated by Xinhua Silk Road
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