Phuket Airport eyes new terminal

Phuket Airport eyes new terminal

‘ 18 million ‘ passengers to explore this time

Phuket Airport eyes new terminal
American visitors are warmly welcomed at Phuket Airport in December of last year. ( Photo: Achadthaya Chuenniran )

In order to increase its customer handling capacity from 12 million a year to 18 million, Phuket Airport plans to invest 6 billion ringgit to construct a new connector for international flights.

Monchai Tanod, the aircraft director, claimed the airport needs to be expanded.

It welcomed about 16, 000 home passengers per time final month, or 90 % of pre- Covid- 19 visitors.

Daily global arrivals and departures were recorded at 22, 000 on average, which now outstrips the prior- pandemic prospects in 2019 by 7 %, according to Mr Monchai.

He predicted that this year’s number of passengers passing through the airport will be no less than the 18 million number for the year nevertheless.

He claimed that the aircraft is now putting together plans for the new switch.

The job may be submitted to the National Environment Board for acceptance if the design is finished this year.

” The aircraft could use an extra global switch equipped to handle up to 18 million ]passengers].

” It will provide customers with greater convenience”, he said, adding that development is expected to begin in 2026 and the switch will take up to three times to get completed.

A 6 billion ringgit budget has been designated for the project by the Airports of Thailand.

Additionally, Mr. Monchai cited the airport’s long-term strategy to construct a separate seaplane switch.

However, Nutthajit Oonsiem, chairman of the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s Asean, South Asia and South Pacific advertising group, said his team joined the Po offices in New Delhi and Phuket to maintain a welcome service on Friday for an annual SG89 flight, operated by Spice Jet.

It is the firm’s primary clear flight from New Delhi to Phuket.

A single-aisle Airbus A320 Neo aircraft with a capacity of 180 people and Spice Jet’s everyday direct flight from the American investment to Phuket.

Thailand did welcome about 2 million American visitors this year, generating at least 79 billion ringgit in tourism revenue, according to the TAT.

According to Mr. Monchai, Indians are now Phuket Airport’s third-largest visitors.