AOT to connect Thailand's six major airports with real-time flight updates and travel information.

Airports of Thailand (AOT) has announced it will launch a smartphone application—known as AOT Digital Platform—this Aug 6.

AOT is a public company which owns—among other assets—the nation's six largest airports: Suvarnabhumi, Don Mueang, Phuket International, Chiang Mai International, Hat Yai International and Chiang Rai's Mae Fah Luang International.

The AOT Digital Platform app is designed to improve passenger convenience at all six, and features functions such as real-time flight updates, wayfinding services and a traffic warning assistant, which provides check-in and baggage information, and can even suggest the fastest route to the airport.

The app also includes other relevant features like parking, taxi reservations, booking services and translation, as well as a list of shopping and dining options available with special discounts.

Five Thai financial institutions—including Bangkok Bank, Kasikornbank and Krungthai Bank—have already joined the program. Users who earn credit card rewards with the banks can then exchange the rewards for AOT points, which can be redeemed for discounts on food, drinks and services.

Additionally, AOT has brought both Munich and Narita airports onboard, meaning users who travel to Germany and Japan can also access information like real-time flight updates from the airports. AOT hopes to expand to five more European airports in the near future.