On August 23rd 2010, Wichai Praisa-ngob, Governor of Phuket, presided over the opening of a discussion ‘How to develop Phuket International Airport’ hosted by Airport of Thailand Public Company Limited or AOT. The discussion was held in Hall A and B, Central Phuket Festival Department Store. People who joined the discussion were Somchai Sawasdiphon, the Deputy Director in IT and Engineer of AOT and Methee Tanmanatrakul, an Honorable Consultant to the Southern Thai Hotel Association. The discussion was mainly about the airport development scheme and helping develop the communities nearby.
Phuket International Airport has been welcoming a lot of visitors coming to Phuket and was the second busiest airport in Thailand, after Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok.