MAI KHAO: The Airports Authority Of Thailand (AOT) launched its three-day “Lucky Flight by AOT” promotion on Monday, when some of the 250 passengers arriving aboard Thai Airways flight TG 1205 won presents in a lucky draw held upon their arrival at 11 am.
Manager magazine’s on-line Thai language news service quoted Phuket International Airport (PIA) deputy director Sucheeb Sansiripan as saying the promotion is part of efforts by the AOT to restore the image of Phuket as a safe destination in the run-up to the high season for tourism that begins on November 1.
The promotion is being targeted at a different carrier over each of the three days, with Dragon Air as yesterday’s lucky carrier and Malaysia Airlines passengers flying in on the wings of good today.
“PIA expects these activities to increase arrivals during the high season with the lucky passengers spreading the news around Phuket by word of mouth,” Mr Sucheep said.
PIA management hopes to see arrival figures for 2008 climb 8% over last year, when arrivals surpassed the 5 million mark for the first time.
Scheduled flights are almost fully booked until March, Manager quoted him as saying.
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