Phuket airport expected to be busy for last quarter of this year after 70 percent of flights are back to normal

Phuket –

The Phuket International Airport is expected to be busy for the end of this year after 70 percent of flights are back to normal services, said the airport director.

The Phuket International Airport Director Mr. Monchai Tamod told the Phuket Express over the past weekend (October 7th) on the 37 year anniversary of the Phuket International Airport, “From January to August this year there were in total 9,167 domestic and international flights with 849,406 passengers or about 7,400 passengers each day.”

“From October 1st there are about 10,000 passengers each day. At the end of this month will be the beginning of the high season for Phuket and Andaman provinces. We are expecting at least 30,000 passengers each day. Of those 17,000 will be domestic passengers and 13,000 will be international passengers,” Mr. Monchai explained.

“When we compare with the high season three years ago before Covid -19, now at least 70 percent of flights are back to normal services. Next year there will be more than 88,043 flights with more than 13 million passengers. In 2024 the number of passengers is expected to be 18 million which will be the same number as 2019,” Mr. Monchai noted.

Flights from Aeroflot Airlines in Russia will be resumed to Phuket in this coming October.

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Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.