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Growth Sustained in December

By on Jan 20, 2011 in Hotel-Tourism

International passenger arrivals to Bangkok Airports increased by 6% in December and international arrivals to Phuket increased by 25%

The Airports of Thailand Public Company Limited (AOT) has announced the air transport statistics for December 2010.

Total international passenger disembarkations at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi and Don Muang airports were 1,642,901 in December 2010 compared to    1,544,158 in December 2009, an increase of 6% Y-o-Y and an increase of 71% on December 2008 disembarkations. Domestic passenger disembarkations at Suvarnabhumi and Don Muang airports were 581,182 in December 2010 compared to 584,935 in December 2009, a decline of 1% Y-o-Y but an increase of 67% on 2008 disembarkations.

International disembarkations at Phuket’s airport were 214,056 in December 2010 compared to 171,016 in December 2009, a 25% increase Y-o-Y and represents a 53% increase on December 2008 figures. Domestic passenger disembarkations were 183,277 compared to 187,596 in December 2009, a decline of 2% on December 2009 but an increase of 58% on December 2008 figures.

It should be noted that tourist arrivals in December 2008 were impacted by political unrest that resulted in the closure of Suvarnabhumi airport.

Toby has been living in Bangkok for a number of years and has a strong research background. With his years in Thailand Toby brings a wide range of property knowledge to his research writing

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