Saturday, February 20, 2016

Suvarnabhumi Airport Bangkok Unsafe According To IATA


IATA declares Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok lacking Safety



Suvarnabhumi Airport Bangkok must address to airport safety issues



IATA warns Suvarnabhumi Airport Bangkok against risks of scarce capacity and inferior taxiways



The Thai government has been warned Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport against high risks of scarce capacity and inferior taxiways. These are high potential safety issues that need to be addressed by the Suvarnabhumi Airport at a top priority. The lack of safety at Bangkok Airport is a severe threat to people. The airport authorities and Thai government must plan to mitigate these high risks at the earliest. They must take immediate actions to clear these anticipated threats. The infrastructure, security, space, and technology are the best tools to address these risks. The problems are riskier because of the high volume of international commuters transiting at this airport. Bangkok is among the top most tourist places in the world. In fact, the travel industry is the main earner for Thailand. It impacts highly on Thailand’s economy. The impact of these risks might be taken seriously by the international travelers thus deteriorating in volumes.

Suvarnabhumi Airport Bangkok Unsafe According To IATA
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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) plays a major role in auditing and reporting such issues to respective countries. Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok is Thailand’s main airport. In fact, a year ago, another air industry organization also issued similar kind of safety warnings to Thailand government. It was about inspection and regulation at the airport. It seems that Thai government understands the negative impact. They have formed two independent agencies to administer and closely watch airports and airlines in the country. The most important factor is to identify the loopholes and address to them at the earliest with a concrete plan. The funny part is that the government is seeking more time from IATA and other air industry organizations to meet international standards. What a pity that an international airport with the quite high traffic of airlines and passengers is not meeting the international standards? The blame should be put on IATA and other air industry organizations. Were they sleeping so far? Why were the timely alerts and alarms not raised? What is the structured pattern to identify the culprit countries and force them to address to such problems immediately? What is the penalty mechanism? How can the life of so many people be put at risk?

Suvarnabhumi Airport Bangkok Unsafe According To IATA
Photo credit: David McKelvey via Visualhunt / CC BY

Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok came into existence almost ten years back. It is Thailand’s mainstream airport for the inflow of thousands of tourists on a daily basis. It is in fact, the international gateway to Thailand. As per IATA, the operating levels have gone overboard that needs to be addressed immediately. The expansion of Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok is inevitable the situation explodes further. There are many ways to do it. The foremost priority of the country should be to restrict the inflow in a structured manner. The number of tourists and airlines arriving in Thailand at this airport must be controlled. 

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