Thousands of passengers stranded at Suvarnabhumi Airport after tour agent fails to show up

Thousands of passengers stranded at Suvarnabhumi Airport after tour agent fails to show up
PHOTO: The Nation/ANN

Thousands of passengers were stranded at Suvarnabhumi Airport on Tuesday night after staffs of a company that promised them of a trip to Japan during Songkran Festival did not show up.

Tourism Minister Kobkarn Wattanawarangkul has to step in by holding a meeting with authorities concerned at the airport. Police have to relocate to new floor those who said they paid fees, ranging from Bt15,000(S$608) to Bt20,000, to a firm, Wealth Ever, for a trip to Japan between April 13 and 15, to give space for other passengers. Their numbers are said of them were reported to be about 1,500.

Tourism Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul (Right)is seen at Suvarnabhumi Airport on Tuesday night.Photo: The Nation/ Aisa News Network

The airport is already crowded with Thais going out of the country during the long holidays of Songkran. Police are told that there would be a lot more of passengers, about 2,000 who are scheduled to travel with the firm in trouble coming to the airport on Wednesday.

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