[Thailand] THAI, Royal Thai Navy, and Eastern Economic Corridor Office Sign MOU Allowing THAI to Operate at U-Tapao International Airport in the Eastern Special Development Zone

Today (8 August 2018), Admiral Naris Pratumsuwan, Commander-in-Chief, Royal Thai Navy, Mr. Chokchai Panyayong, Deputy Secretary-General, Eastern Economic Corridor Office (EECO), and Mrs. Usanee Sangsingkeo, Acting President, Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI), together signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that grants THAI the rights to operate at U-Tapao International Airport in the Eastern…

Biometric technologies expected to generate over US$1 billion in revenue

The age of seamless international travel has arrived; integrated, frictionless passenger facilitation is the next wave of biometric automation for expedited travel. Acuity Market Intelligence has released data from its latest research report “The Airport Automated Biometric Facilitation Report: Form Curb to Gate” that reveals the global market for Airport Automated Biometric Facilitation will generate US$1.3…

[Indonesia] AP II to Start Construction of New Soekarno-Hatta Airport in 2020

Airport operator Angkasa Pura II plans to build a new airport in Tangerang, Banten, to accommodate increasing passenger numbers. (Antara Photo/Ahmad Subaidi) Jakarta. State-owned airport operator Angkasa Pura II plans to build a new airport in Tangerang, Banten, to accommodate increasing passenger numbers. The new facility, dubbed Soekarno-Hatta International Airport II, will be built in one…

[Laos] Laos airport can now handle 820% more foreign travelers

Southeast Asian country seeks to boost its status as tourist destination Wattay International Airport in the Laotian capital has been expanded with loans from Japan. (Photo by Marimi Kishimoto) VIENTIANE — The international terminal of the airport serving the Laotian capital of Vientiane can now accommodate as many as 2.3 million foreign travelers a year, roughly nine times the…

[Vietnam] Vietnam’s airport infrastructure and service quality need improvement to meet growing demand

NDO – As Vietnam is forecast to become the world’s fifth fastest-growing aviation market in terms of international passengers and cargo, measures are needed to resolve infrastructure bottlenecks and improve service quality in order to meet the development needs.   Infrastructure overload Many experts agree that Vietnam’s airport infrastructure is in a state of overload…