Mr.Pratuang Sornkam – Phuket International Airport Director recently disclosed that passengers travelling through Phuket International Airport in 2013 have increased from the same period of 2012 by approximately 12 percent. Last year saw an average of 28,000 people per day, but this year has seen an average of around 34,000 – 35,000 people per day. It is predicted that by the end of 2013 there will have been around 10.5 million people, which in turn will see the airport make a profit of 2,000 million baht (1,800 million baht in 2012).
He also gave an update on the progress of Phuket International Airport Phase 2 stating that construction on part of the warehouse building is complete and the construction of the additional aircraft parking area will be complete in around 8 – 10 months. It is hoped that the entire construction will be finished by May of 2015, and will then allow the airport to accommodate about 12.5 million passengers per year.