Bangkok Airways has introduced weight measurement for all passengers before boarding, effective until October 31st, assuring that the information obtained will be kept confidential.
The airline said in a statement that the weighing of passengers is in line with the standard measures of the International Civil Aviation Organisation and the purpose is to aid in the calculation of the take-off weight, to ensure flight safety.
The airline said the weighing will be done at the departure gate before boarding and it is seeking cooperation from all passengers.
A similar measure has already been applied to passengers on Korean Air and Air New Zealand flights.
Bangkok Airways operates scheduled services to destinations in Thailand, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Laos, Maldives, Myanmar, Singapore and Vietnam. It is based at Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok.