Security stepped up at Suvarnabhumi and Don Meuang airports

Security measure at the Suvarnabhumi and Don Meuang airports has been stepped up since Saturday in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday night which left at least 127 dead and over 200 others injured.

Mr Nitinai Sirisamatthakarn, managing director of Airports of Thailand Plc, said that foot patrol by security guards at the two airports was increased whereas monitoring of activities and movements of people by CCTV was tightened up around the clock.

At Don Meaung airport, he said that parking in front of passenger terminals was completely banned and VIP cards issued to facilitate unauthorized individuals to get into the check-in areas of the airport have also been stopped.

Baggages are subjected to random checks for bombs and other illegal objects, said the AOT managing director, adding that AOT had coordinated with police and the Royal Air Force to help strengthen security precaution.

Despite the horror incident in Paris, flights to Paris continue as normal, he said.