Thai airports enjoy traffic boom

Posted on March 24, 2016

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Airports of Thailand reports February data showed strong increases in both aircraft movements and passenger traffic at six airports under its management.

AoT reported, Tuesday, that all of its  airports served 10,686,636 passengers up 16.41% from 9,180,195 during the same month last year.

Overall  aircraft movements also increased by 12.64% from 57,370 to 64,624.

During the first two months of the year, the country’s main gateway Suvarnabhumi airport, welcomed 10.15 million passengers followed by Don Mueang with 5.88 million and Phuket 2.87 million. Chiang Mai Airport handled 1.73 million passengers.

February highlights

Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport registered an increase of 9.55% in international aircraft movements from 19,634 to 21,510, while domestic movements up 22.13% from 5,431 to 6,633 movements.

International passenger traffic increased 8.77% from 3,803,348 to 4,136,790, while domestic passengers increased 19.06% from 762,507 to 907,838. Overall, it accounted for a 10.49% increase in passengers from 4,565,855 to 5,044,628.

The second aviation gateway, Don Mueang Airport, recorded a 31.62% increase in international aircraft movements from 4,838 to 6,368. Domestic movements posted a 6.50% improvement from 12,228 to 13,023.

International passenger traffic increased 53.68% from 649,578 to 998,301, while domestic passengers increased 16.32% from 1,624,215 to 1,889,245.

Chiang Mai International Airport continued to show growth in February. Both international and domestic aircraft movements registered increases of 12.30% (1,423 to 1,598) and 3.59% (3,924 to 4,065).

International passenger traffic grew 20.45% from 177,810 to 214,166, while domestic traffic gained 14.38% from 550,261 to 629,398.

Phuket International Airport registered an increase of 12.61% in international aircraft movements from 3,973 to 4,474. Domestic aircraft movements improved 31.46% from 2,870 to 3,773.

International passenger traffic increased 17.90% from 694,949 to 819,377, while domestic passenger traffic improved 24.04% from 507,999 to 630,099.

Chiang Rai International Airport reported an increase in aircraft movements of 3.73% from 1,181 to 1,225, while passenger traffic grew 25.66% from 137,233 to 172,450.

Hat Yai International Airport reported  aircraft movements increased 4.66% from 1,868 to 1,955 in February. Passenger traffic registered a 6.12% growth from 272,295 to 288,972 passengers.inside-no-41

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