29 August 2009 – Director of Phuket International Airport-Pratueng Sornkam-unveiled the number of tourists will increase, start from this November until early next year. Two direct flights from both Australia and China will fly to Phuket, expected 10-15% of tourists increase more than last year.
“We firstly put a short plan into action by expanding the arrival terminal. For long term plan, we’ll build one more international passenger terminal.” said Director of Phuket International Airport.
Nowadays Phuket International Airport can support only 500,000 tourists per year. If a long term plan is completed, 12 million tourists are expected to travel to Phuket.