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Passengers at Thai airports decline

July 22, 2014
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Airports of Thailand reports that its June data showed overall passengers passing through Suvarnabhumi airport declined 24.56%. The country main gateway welcomed 2,941,126 passengers in June, compared to 3,898,843 during the same month last year.

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For the first six months of this year, all six airports under AoT management handled 43.23 million passengers. Three airports set the pace: Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport 22.57 million passengers; Don Mueang 9.60 million; and Phuket 5.82 million. Chiang Mai Airport handled 3.09 million passengers.

AoT reported a decline in aircraft movements of 0.32% in June. Flights decreased from 45,333 to 45,189. The entire system handled 5,838,276 passengers decreasing 10.71% from 6,538,892 during the same month last year.

Suvarnabhumi Airport registered a decline of 14.26% in international aircraft movements from 18,725 to 16,055, while domestic movements increased 10.48% from 4,744 to 5,241 movements.

International passenger traffic dropped 26.65% from 3,281,672 to 2,406,987, while domestic passengers decreased 13.45% from 617,171 to 534,139.

The second aviation gateway, Don Mueang Airport, recorded a 1.26% decline in international aircraft movement from 3,336 to 3,294. Domestic movement posted 12.33% increase from 7,780 to 8,739.

International passenger traffic dropped 10.76% from 428,068 to 381,988, while domestic passengers increased 33.52% from 794,411 to 1,060,661.

The northern gateway, Chiang Mai International Airport, continues to show growth. In June, both international and domestic aircraft movements registered double-digit increases of 67.83% (544 to 913) and 2.60% (2,655 to 2,724).

International passenger trafic grew 51.65% from 55,925 to 84,809, while domestic traffic gained 11.42% from 309,591 to 344,953.

The southern gateway, Phuket International Airport registered a decline of 1.94% in international aircraft movements from 2,943 to 2,886, while domestic aircraft movements slightly increased 0.04% from 2,673 to 2,674.

International passenger traffic decreased 12.11% from 440,473 to 387,140. Domestic  traffic declined 13.14% from 349,020 to 303,172.

Chiang Rai International Airport reported an increase in aircraft movements of 50.29% from 523 to 786 while passenger trafic grew 21.91% from 71,718 to 87,433.

Hat Yai International Airport reported an increase of 50.00% in international aircraft movements (120 to 180), while domestic movements grew 31.55% (1,290 to 1,697) in June. Meanwhile, overall passenger traffic registered a 29.42% growing from 190,843 to 246,994 passengers.

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