Phuket Airport to get an overhaul to accommodate more travelers

BANGKOK, 12 March 2013 (NNT) – Airports of Thailand (AOT) is set to push ahead with an overhaul of Phuket International Airport to help it accommodate an expected surge in travelers’ number.

Acting AOT President Somchai Sawasdeepon said that there have been more and more air travelers passing through Suvarnabhumi Airport to Phuket Airport in recent times.

Mr. Somchai said it is estimated that the number of travelers to visit Phuket by air will rise to 10 million this year.

However, as Phuket International Airport can only handle 6.5 million passengers each year, there has been an urgent need for an improvement of the facilities.

Read more: NNT

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