Pratueng Sornkam, the Manager of Phuket International Airport, said that he and the airport staff were not happy about the illegal taxi service, known as the black license plate taxis. He mentioned that the airport must work together with the concerned sections to get rid of this problem.
In addition, there were 4 new x ray machines installed in the airport with 32 professional staff to more quickly check suspect people and items coming in & out of the airport area. The airport security staff also randomly search any suspect passengers or bags many times a month to maintain security in the airport.
For the problem of some passengers’ belongings being stolen, Pratueng said that the companies in the airport need to hire trusted companies to handle baggage management.
He also mentioned the terminal area management requested by Lieut. Phumisak Honyok, a senator of Phuket, who said that there should be more relaxing spaces for passengers, since the airport was full of commercial booths. He assured that he and his staff will provide these spaces and make it better since the Ministry of Transport also want a relaxing ambience in the airport.