BKK passenger arrivals expected to surge to 200,000 a day in October

Amid gloomy forecasts and predictions for Thailand’s tourist industry, some good news out of the country’s largest airport, Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok.

The number of passengers arriving at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok is expected to rise to 200,000 a day when the ‘winter season’ starts in October. The airport’s general manager Wing Commander Suthirawat Suwanawat says the arrival of flights and passengers during the winter season is expected to increase by 2-3%, compared to last year.

He added that passenger arrivals at the airport last October averaged between 180,000-190,000 a day while the number of arrivals in June, just gone, was about 160,000 a day.

Passenger arrivals averaged 200,000 per day for ten consecutive days from late December to early January during the last high season (2018/2019).

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Wing Commander Suthirawat noted that Chinese tourists have also started returning to Thailand and several Chinese airlines have requested new landing slots. A few have been rejected due to too tight schedules. He reported that the airport expected to see the number of arriving passengers at the end of this year stand at about 66-68 million, an increase over last year’s 62.81 million.

SOURCE: The Nation

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