Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport announced that the New Passenger Authentication Scheme (PVS) was activated on its territory on September 1, 2022. The update is part of an overall planned security upgrade and improved customer experience.
PVS System — an important improvement at the capital's airport, Thailand's main air gateway for international travelers. It is designed to ensure the safety of passengers and staff, as well as improve the transport logistics of Suvarnabhumi Airport, which strives to position itself as one of the best airports in the world.
So, from 09.00 on September 1, PVS is open:
At the internal lines entrance checkpoints behind the check-in counters in rows C-D — 8 devices in total.
On international lines in Zone 2, behind the check-in desks in the rows of J-K — two units, and behind the check-in counters in the rows L-M — also 2 units.
Behind the check-in counters in the rows of S-T — access to international lines — 3 devices.
PVS checks passengers' travel documents to optimize screening procedures and raise security standards. Passengers place their paper or electronic boarding passes in a machine that reads and verifies all travel information. The system allows for a thorough screening of passengers and prevents unauthorized persons from entering the aircraft and into restricted areas. The procedure 100 percent prevents the reuse of boarding passes that have already passed through the system.
Passengers are supported by airport staff, if necessary, providing the necessary advice and assistance.
Suvarnabhumi Airport is located in Racha- Thewe in the Bang Fli district of Samut Prakan province, 30 kilometers east of Bangkok. There are 130 passport control booths for arrivals and 72 for departures, 26 customs control points for arrivals and 8 for departures.