On 8th October 2013 at Royal Phuket City Hotel, Phuket Governor – Maitree Intusut presided over a party to celebrate Phuket International Airport 25th anniversary. Also in attendance were Managing Director of Phuket Airport – Khun Pratheung Sornkum, airline staff and local media.
Khun Pratheung said “Phuket International Airport has now been servicing tourist for 25 years, and that srevice is still very much ongoing. We expect to see 11 million people pass through the airport in 2013 which is really too much for its original purpose. However, the airport expansion is now under way at a cost of over 5 billion baht; we hope that construction of the terminals will be complete by next year (2014).