Fast Free Internet Access at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport

Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok will have 126 new high-speed Internet kiosks installed by CAT Telecom, in the company’s joint venture with the airport authority.

The new kiosks will feature fast 10 Mbps Internet access and will be free-of-charge for tourists.

This move is part of an overall effort to help the Thai airport achieve a ranking in the world’s top 10 airports by the end of this year, according to the Airports of Thailand (AoT) president, Sereerat Prasutanont.

Both international and domestic travelers will have access to the terminals, four of which have already been installed.

Each kiosk is equipped with two screens - the upper showing news as well as announcements from AoT and CAT Telecom, while the lower will be used for Internet access. Usage will be limited to 15-minute sessions, which will end automatically.

The AoT president said that other improvements at the airport were underway as well, including free Wi-Fi access throughout the airport, and more seating in the waiting areas.

Free mobile phone battery-charging terminals have been installed, according to the AoT, as have automated check-in terminals for passengers.