Dec 20, 2018: The Airports Company South Africa and Airports of Thailand Public Company Limited (PCL) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), which would enable them to cooperate and share information.

The agreement was signed at Bangkok recently, creating strategic links between O.R. Tambo International Airport and the Suvarnabhumi International Airport. The MoU was signed by Bongiwe Mbomvu, acting CEO of Airports Company South Africa and Nitinai Sirismatthakarn, president of Airports of Thailand.

The activities covered in the MoU consists of cover exchange of information, joint marketing and promotion and joint work activities. The exchange of information will include statistics on traffic and financial data, and best practices in airport development, operation and management. The two companies will also collaborate in marketing and promoting activities aimed at expanding passenger and air cargo traffic between the two airports.

Mbomvu said, “We are excited by the potential being opened up through this agreement. We are proud of the expertise and skills that Airports Company South Africa has developed through projects such as the development of Terminal 3 at Ghana’s Kotoka International Airport and at Brazil’s Guarulhos International Airport ahead of the 2014 World Cup. The company is therefore keen to demonstrate what it has to offer and to learn from our colleagues in Thailand.”

Mbomvu said that Airports Company South Africa continues to benefit from a similar agreement with Munich Airport that was signed in 2015.

“The airports business worldwide is undergoing rapid transformation to cope not only with growing passenger numbers but also with demands for extremely high levels of digitisation and automation of services. We believe that this agreement will benefit both parties in striving to stay ahead of market trends,” said Mbomvu.

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