PHUKET: Heartening news again for the low season comes with the latest monthly figures issued by Phuket International Airport. These show an 8.69% rise in passengers using the airport in July, compared with July 1999. The statistics show that 267,436 passengers went through the airport in July of this year compared with 246,062 in the same month last year. The number of passengers on domestic flights increased by 9.3% to 163,870, while international traffic rose 7.72% to 103,566. On the other hand, cargo throughput during the month decreased significantly compared with July of last year. International shipments decreased 27.83% to 726 tons, while domestic shipments fell 19.8% to 571 tons.
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