Tourist arrivals jump exposes Phuket infrastructure lag

 Tourist arrivals jump exposes Phuket infrastructure lag

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PHUKET: Officials forecasting a record high four million passenger arrivals at Phuket International Airport for 2011 has highlighted lagging infrastructure, mounting travel delays and long immigration queues that have the potential to derail growth in Phuket’s hospitality industry.

Phuket Airport has a stated total capacity of 6.5 million passengers a year, including all arrivals and departures from international and domestic flights.

Airports of Thailand (AoT), the public company that operates the facility, anticipate 7.95 million passengers this year – a 22% differential in existing capacity.

Read more: The Phuket Gazette


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