PHUKET: This year’s low season numbers continue to be impressive, according to the latest monthly figures issued by Phuket International Airport. These show an 8.23% rise in passengers using the airport in August, compared with August 1999. The statistics show that 294,733 passengers went through the airport in August, compared with 272,326 in the same month last year. The number of passengers on domestic flights increased by 11.04% to 190,819, while international traffic rose 3.41% to 103,914. Cargo throughput during the month, however, decreased significantly compared with August of last year. Domestic shipments decreased 11.50% to 608 tons, while international shipments decreased 16.97% to 734 tons.
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