On 25th April 2013 at Mai Khao Administrative Organization Office, Director of the Phuket Marine Office – Mr Phuripat Theerakulpisut revealed details about the plan to build the ‘Airport Boat Pier’ project.
Mr Phuripat explained “At present people can only travel from Phuket Airport to other destinations by road. Sometimes travelers are on the road for a long time, so Phuket Marine Office has initiated the idea to add a sea route help to resolve any inconvenience tourists encounter when travelling for the Airport – Patong Beach”
“On 50km traffic routes travel time is about 60 minutes but this can take up to 90 minutes when it’s busy. If a sea route is introduced it will only be 25 km and travel by speedboat will take about 25 minutes and buy ferry about 40 minutes. However, first we need to listen to the opinions of the people in the Mai Khao area, the area where a pier and passenger building will be located. If the project is implemented it is expected to use a budget of approximately 181 million baht and will be on area 3 rai” he added.