AOT to crack on unauthorized taxis with new information system

Public Taxis at Suvarnabhumi Airport / Photo: bangkoksite.com

Public Taxis at Suvarnabhumi Airport / Photo: bangkoksite.com

The Airports of Thailand company (AOT) has made preparations to install monitors along the Suvarnabhumi Airport’s baggage carousel as a measure to deter unauthorized taxis and guides from taking advantage of travelers.

Managing Director of AOT, Serirat Prasutanon, stated while giving a report on work to improve the Suvarnabhumi Airport to Transport Minister Sopon Zarum that his company was making a considerable effort in remedying the problem of unauthorized taxi cabs and guides. Mr Sopon previously assigned the AOT with a response to the situation that went beyond simply apprehending perpetrators.

The AOT has decided to install television monitors along baggage carousels in the Suvarnabhumi Airport that will display information on public transport vehicles to travelers, helping them to better avoid unmanaged taxis. At present the airport has apprehended 410 unauthorized taxis and 217 guides. The AOT is convinced that without more severe measures the problem of unauthorized taxis and guides will persist.

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