8:38 am - Thursday September 29, 2016

Phuket airport feeling the pressure

Phuket airport feeling the pressureAirports of Thailand reports April data showed increases in both aircraft movements and passenger traffic at Phuket International Airport.

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.



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