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Long queues at Bangkok airport: Immigration says it wasn’t us, points blame at AOT

An immigration spokesman responded to reporters after claims on radio station JS 100 that there were terrible queues at Suvarnabhumi airport outbound on Sunday morning. 

Pol Col Cherngron Rimphadee said that the problem lay with the body scan and baggage check on the western side of the second floor section. 

Downstairs at immigration everything was running normally, he told Thai Rath. 

Immigration chief Lt-Gen Sompong Chingduang had told immigration that during peak traffic hours all booths were to be manned. And that is exactly what was happening at immigration. 

Without directly saying so Cherngron placed the blame for the queues firmly in the court of the Airports of Thailand PLC who have the responsibility of checking baggage and body scans between check-in and immigration formalities. 

He said that immigration did what they could to alleviate the situation that saw many complaints on Sunday. 

He said that passengers on many flights were being processed at the same time. 

Thai Visa /  Thai Rath

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