Thailand Post has introduced Automated Postal Machine (APM) service at Suvarnabhumi Airport to enable air travellers to dispatch by post any items prohibited from being carried on board.
Thailand Post president Smorn Terdthumpiboon said on Friday that the introduction of the new service by Thailand Post would allow travellers to send items to addresses in Thailand and to other countries by post.
She said the service would help air travellers barred by airlines from carrying with them any items or those who want to mail things in rush hour and do not want to wait in a long line at post offices.
The APMs have been installed at the airport's departure hall on the fourth floor before departure for international flights in the east zone and at the end of check-in counters row D, M, T, and B. The service is available all 24 hours.
Travellers can send items weighing up to 500 grams per package, select the delivery destination, and pay for the service at the machine.
Users must enter their citizen ID number or passport number into the machine to identify themselves.
However, prohibited items such as sharp items with or without protection, explosives, live animals, pressurised items, and inflammable items cannot be sent using this facility.
The delivery fee to domestic destinations is a flat Bt50 per item. Fees for overseas destinations start at Bt400 per item for Asia and Bt450 per item to the Europe, Africa, Oceania and America zones.
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