Thailand Post Upgrades Air Mail Security

Thailand Post is spending 50 million THB to upgrade its air mail delivery system and launch what it calls the world’s first regulated postal authority that screens for unsafe and prohibited items at Suvarnabhumi airport.

The mail centre meets international security standards and is certified by the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) in accordance with requirements prescribed by the International Civil Aviation Organization. The move aims to facilitate operational management for all airlines in terms of security standards at the airport and ensure timelier air mail delivery. 

Smorn Terdthampiboon, president of Thailand Post, said the company began developing a regulated postal authority at Suvarnabhumi airport last year with a budget of 50 million baht, investing in software and related equipment for security systems.

Thailand Post applied for the postal control certificate for the mail centre at Suvarnabhumi, which is the only postal centre that provides air mail delivery services to international destinations with CAAT approval.  Mrs Smorn said the mail centre ensures stability and safety for air mail deliveries and keeps them free from explosives and other harmful materials.