Airports of Thailand (AoT) is more likely to scrap bidding to run duty-free pick-up counters at Don Mueang airport after just one firm expressed curiosity within the contest.
Wichai Bunyu, vice-president of AoT for enterprise improvement and advertising, mentioned solely King Energy has bought a bid envelope so the board shall be requested this week to scrap the bidding. He mentioned the duty-free pick-up counters at Don Mueang have failed to attract curiosity partially as a result of companies consider the AoT will present a central pick-up counter on the airport and see no want to take a position.
He added that a contemporary spherical of bids could also be referred to as early subsequent yr.
Mr Wichai mentioned bids to run duty-free pick-up counters at Suvarnabhumi, the nation’s gateway airport, will proceed as deliberate after the competition drew two potential bidders — King Energy and Bangkok Airways.
He mentioned bidders are required to submit their envelopes on Jan 17 and the consequence shall be despatched to the AoT’s board in late February.
With duty-free pick-up counters at Don Mueang and Suvarnabhumi airports, travellers can store at downtown duty-free retailers and decide up their purchases on the designated counters earlier than boarding.
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