Krabi Airport

  • Krabi Airport baggage handler arrested for stealing passenger’s cigarettes

    Krabi police have arrested a baggage handler employed by a private company at Krabi Airport for allegedly stealing cigarettes belonging to an AirAsia passenger.

    Passakorn Jaiyen, 27, was arrested on Sunday after police checked security camera footage at the airport and saw him ransacking the passenger’s bag, said Pol Lt-Colonel Atthapong Saenjaiwut, a tourist police inspector in Krabi.

    Police took the action after Monthian Wongdee posted to his Facebook wall that he found that his bag had been opened during his flight from Krabi to Don Mueang Airport on Friday.

    He said he flew on AirAsia flight FD3228, which had been delayed from 4.20pm to 4.40pm. After arriving home, he discovered that six bundles of 10-pack cartons of foreign cigarettes had gone missing.

    Atthapong said a private firm employed Passakorn as an outsourced worker to load bags. He allegedly admitted to stealing the cigarettes, saying he wanted to try a foreign cigarette.

  • Special welcome for Chinese tourists in Krabi

    The Krabi Immigration Office at Krabi Airport has welcomed Chinese tourists, including more exclusive visa checkpoint lanes.


    Krabi Immigration Office chief Col Suparueak Pankomon welcomed 138 Chinese tourists who were arriving with a charter flight on Uron Airlines from China.

    It is part of the recent “charm offensive” to encourage Chinese tourists to visit Thailand and restore their confidence in the region’s safety following last month’s disaster when 47 Chinese tourists drowned.

    Suparueak said: “The number of Chinese tourists visiting Krabi has decreased since the boat disaster in Phuket. We have added two more visa lanes for Chinese tourists. So now we have four visa checkpoint lanes for Chinese tourists at the airport. Each Chinese tour group is now only taking 30 minutes to process.

    “We have been asking Chinese tourists at the airport and they say that they knew about the boat disaster in Phuket. They understand that it was an accident and natural disaster.

    “They are not afraid because most Chinese tourists love Thailand, the sea and Thai food. Many of them return to Thailand every year.”

    Source :The Nation

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