APEC Summit may cause Bangkok airport delays

14th Nov 2022

Busy Airport

Passengers travelling out of Don Mueang Airport or Suvarnabhumi Airport between November 14 and November 20 should arrive earlier than normal to accommodate delays caused by the APEC Summit being hosted in Bangkok this week.

Thai Airways and Thai Smile request that travellers arrive at Suvarnabhumi Airport at least three hours in advance for international flights and at least two hours in advance for domestic flights during this time.

Nok Air recommends that customers arrive at Don Mueang Airport at least three hours before international flights and two hours before domestic flights from November 14th to 20th.

From November 15 to November 21, Long Term Parking Zone C at Suvarnabhumi International Airport, which can hold up to 718 cars, will be free.

If you want to travel during the APEC Summit 2022, remember that a portion of Ratchadaphisek Road will be blocked to the public from November 14 to November 18 for five days. Online applications for APEC 2022 Route Passes are available to any drivers who intend to utilise the route during this time.

As a result of the large gathering, Bangkok, Nonthaburi, and Samut Prakan provinces will have a special public holiday from November 16–18. Both airports are anticipated to be very busy during this period.

Thailand has increased its security measures in preparation for the summit, which will be attended by a large number of foreign leaders. Before the summit, immigration has been looking for and catching international criminals who are trying to enter Thailand.

Benjakitti Park, which is located opposite the Queen Sirikit Convention Center, where the APEC Summit will take place, will be closed from today until the conclusion of the summit. After Greenpeace activists entered the lake and organised a demonstration calling on APEC leaders to halt "greenwashing," officials shuttered the park.