Phuket International Airport Non-Stop Growth

Phuket International Airport Non-Stop Growth

Phuket International Airport-01Airports of Thailand (AOT) recently announced that the number of domestic and international passengers who passed through Phuket International Airport in 2014 was approximately 11.27 million, an increase of 2.70% on last year (2013). It also stated there were a total of 74,501 domestic and international flights, an increase of 6.13% on 2013. Additional figures released by AOT revealed that Phuket International Airport sees an average of 233 flights and 36,100 passengers per day.

Furthermore, AOT has also recently released a report forecasting that the number of passengers to use Phuket International Airport by the year 2015 will be approximately 12.5 million passengers, 7.5 million domestic passengers and 5 million international passengers.

With statistics such as these it is no surprise that Phuket International Airport is being expanded to accommodate the growing number of passengers who are travelling to Phuket for both business and pleasure purposes. has gathered more detailed information from various airlines that operate at Phuket International Airport so we can give you some more in-depth statistics into the airport’s operations. We have also spoken to some airline representatives to give us more information about their Phuket operations.
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Domestic Carriers
• Bangkok Airways (PG)
• Business Air (8B)
• Jet Asia Airways (JF)
• Nok Air (DD)
• Orient Thai Airlines (OX)
• Thai Air Asia (FD)
• Thai Airways International (TG)
• Thai Smile Air (WE)

International Carriers
• Aeroflot (SU)
• Air Asia (AK)
• Air Berlin (AB)
• Air China (CA)
• Arkefly (OR)
• Asiana Airlines (OZ)
• Blue Panorama Airlines (BV)
• Cebu Pacific Air (5J)
• China Eastern Airlines (MU)
• China Southern Airlines (CZ)
• Condor Flugdienst Gmbh Frankfurt (DE)
• Dragonair (KA)
• Eastar Jet (ZE)
• Edelweiss Air (WK)
• Emirates (EK)
• Enter Air (OF)
• Finnair (AY)
• Firefly (FY)
• Hainan Airlines (HU)
• Hong Kong Express (UO)
• I Fly (H5)
• Indonesia Air Asia (QZ)
• Jetstar Airways (JQ)
• Jetstar Asia Airways (3K)
• Juneyao Airlines (HO)
• Korean Air (KE)
• Malaysia Airlines (MH)
• Nov Air (1L)
• Qatar Airways (QR)
• Shanghai Airlines (FM)
• Siberia Airlines (S7)
• Sichuan Airlines (3U)
• Silkair (MI)
• Spring Airlines (9C)
• Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia (DK)
• Thomson Airways (BY)
• Tiger Air (TR)
• Transaero Airlines (UN)
• Tuifly Nordic (6B)
• Virgin Australia Airlines (VA)

The 40 international carriers can be split into three specific regional carriers

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Bangkok Airways
Bangkok Airways is an airline hub for Phuket International Airport that links to both domestic and international flights.

Ms. Ariya Prasarttong-Osoth Vice President – Sales of Bangkok Airways
Ms. Ariya Prasarttong-Osoth Vice President Sales of Bangkok Airways


“The airline chose to open flights to Phuket because there are a variety of natural beauty and unique cultural attractions and it is perfect for travelers from all over the world. It offers a wide range of open flights from various cities to Phuket.”








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Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways is award winning international airline and on 2014 they launched daily non-stop Doha – Phuket flights, this is a great opportunity for travellers from the Middle East to plan their break with a beach vacation to Phuket.

Mr. Jimmy Sng Country Manager Thailand at Qatar Airways
Mr. Jimmy Sng
Country Manager
Thailand at Qatar

“Phuket is a popular city that is one of the favorite destinations for tourists all over the world, and Qatar Airways recognizes the importance of providing a superior service to passengers and to facilitate their travel across the globe with shorter journey times. Connect to Phuket with our network. A dedicated non-stop Phuket service will help meet the growing demand the airline has for this particular destination. Moreover, Europe is an extremely popular destination for a number of Thailandbased locals as well. We are therefore very pleased to be able to continue to offer more options to those looking to travel with us and enjoy our award-winning five-star service.”

Doha – Phuket fl ights are served by Airbus A330 aircraft in a two-class confi guration of 24 seats in Business Class and 236 in Economy.
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Jetstar Airways is currently the third largest domestic Australian airline (by market share) and fifth largest international airline (by capacity share) serving international routes to-and-from Australia.

Mr. Leslie Ng Regional General Manager for Sales, Jetstar Group
Mr. Leslie Ng
Regional General
Manager for Sales,
Jetstar Group

“Phuket is a beautiful beach destination and a favourite with Australians alike. Phuket is one of the unique destinations that will satisfy everyone, from the walletconscious to the big spender. Phuket has historically appealed to Australians and a vast spectrum of travellers, including FIT travel, honeymooners, couples, and families. The affordable baht continues to make Phuket one of the most popular holiday destinations
all year round.”

Jetstar Airways started flying from Sydney to Phuket in 2006 with 3 flights weekly and from Melbourne to Phuket with three flights weekly.



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