According to figures released by AoT last week, Phuket International Airport’s International aircraft movements gained 24.98% from 2,546 to 3,182, while Domestic movements grew 7.73% from 2,394 to 2,579.
Both international and domestic passenger traffic grew 19.62% (770,906 to 922,171).
The figures released also show that so far in 2013 Phuket airport has received a total of 24,110 flights, 13,719 international and 10,391 domestic. Passenger levels have reached a total of 4,068,637 (2,347, 454 international & 1,721,183 domestic).
As a result of a passenger traffic boom, mainly from Asian airports, traffic growth is starting to put pressure on capacity and facilities at the airport.