Fri, 19 Apr 2019 01:00
PPP board clarifies bid for duty-free shops
The Public Private Partnership’s (PPP) legal sub-committee has reported to the board of the Public Private Committee yesterday that the AOT Plc’s open bid call for the management of duty-free shops at four airports will not be a joint investment under the Public Private Partnership act, AOT Plc's President Nitinai Sirismatthakarn said after a PPP board meeting yesterday.
Wed, 03 Apr 2019 01:00
Decision near on duty-free auction
A DECISION will be made in two weeks on whether the auction of the Airports of Thailand (AOT)’s duty-free concession will come under the Private-Public Partnership (PPP) Act, Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak said.
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 20:58
King attends cremation of Leicester City owner Vichai
Thailand's king presided over the cremation of former Leicester City owner and duty-free magnate Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha at a Buddhist temple Thursday in a ceremony that brought together the Thai business and political elites.
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 01:00
Thailand's Trade Competition Commission has discussed with state-owned Airports of Thailand (AOT) on bidding for duty-free shops and commercial area concessions for fair competition and optimal gains.
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 18:23
Thai Retailers Association demands airport shakeup
Airports of Thailand PCL (AOT) will have to postpone the March 19 to April 1 window scheduled for the sale of terms of reference envelopes for bidding on commercial space at Suvarnabhumi and duty-free stores at Suvarnabhumi, Phuket, Chiang Mai and Had Yai airports.
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 20:00
Thai junta chief 'review' imperils King Power duty-free monopoly
Thailand's junta chief warned against the "monopolisation" of the country's airport duty-free sector on Thursday, ordering a review of the bidding process that could threaten the multi-billion-dollar empire of current concession holder King Power.
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 01:00
Rivals circle King Power’s duty-free monopoly
King Power, Thailand’s duty-free juggernaut built by the late billionaire Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, is facing intense pressure over its near-monopoly at the country’s airports, with rivals calling for a break-up in an upcoming auction.
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 01:00
Airports concessions shake-up sought
THE THAI Retailers Association (TRA) said yesterday that it has come to an agreement with the board of the Airports of Thailand (AOT) to divide business concessions at airports into three separate contract types – for duty-free outlets; retail, food and beverage, service and banking; and duty-free pick-up counters.
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 01:00
AOT BOARD TO CONSIDER NEW TERMINAL TODAY
Airports of Thailand Plc or AOT’s president Nitinai Sirismatthakarn will propose his plan to the board of committee today to open bidding on building Suvarnabhumi International Airport’s controversial second terminal as well as bidding for a new contract for the duty-free concessions.
Fri, 01 Feb 2019 18:02
Pilot arrested for allegedly stealing watch at Bali airport
The Bali Police have arrested a Wings Air pilot identified only as PS, 30, for allegedly stealing a watch from a duty-free shop at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali.
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 01:00
Cabinet urged to fix duty-free pickup monopoly at Suvarnabhumi
THE OMBUDSMAN is urging the Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-Cha and the Cabinet to get involved in a dispute at Suvarnabhumi Airport to ensure consumers can pick up their duty-free goods at pickup counters in commercial areas there.
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 01:00
The Airports of Thailand Plc (AOT) will open bidding for the operations of duty free shops at three terminals of the Suvarnbhumi International Airport after its board has considered the term of reference ( TOR), company president Nitinai Sirismatthakarn said yesterday.
Mon, 05 Nov 2018 01:00
Duty-free auction another chance for Prayut to practise what he preaches on corruption
Thailand has been gripped by nepotism, cronyism, patronage and corruption for many years. With the military government now in charge, such malpractice has in no way lessened.
Sun, 04 Nov 2018 01:00
Thai elite mourn Leicester City owner Vichai at elaborate funeral
The elaborate funeral of Leicester City's Thai owner and duty-free mogul Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha began at a Buddhist temple in Bangkok Saturday evening, as members of Thailand's business and political elite came in black mourning garb to pay tribute to the well-connected billionaire.
Sat, 03 Nov 2018 15:35
Leicester coach, team members to fly to Thailand to attend Vichai's funeral
The elaborate funeral of Leicester City's Thai owner and duty-free mogul Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was set to begin at a Buddhist temple in Bangkok Saturday, with members of Thailand's elite expected to pay tribute to the well-connected billionaire.