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Suvarnabhumi feels air traffic heat

Runway repairs likely to cause flight delays

The airport is cannibalising other departments to help to clear immigration lines, but a 60-day emergency runway closure will further jam up the airport. (File photo by Somchai Poomlard)

Suvarnabhumi airport staff are being drafted in to help speed up passenger flow through immigration to cope with a spike in passenger numbers.

Responding to criticism about long queues at immigration checkpoints, particularly outbound channels, the airport's general manager, Sirote Duangratana, said staff will help passengers fill in departure and arrival forms.

Staff would also be brought in to make sure all X-ray channels before passengers head to immigration counters are manned, he said.

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