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Phuket Rentals boosted by rise in Chinese travellers

By on Oct 17, 2013 in Property News

Passenger traffic through Thailand’s six main airports showed robust growth in the fiscal year to last month, climbing 20.4% over the previous year to 86.13 million. The flourishing budget airline, Thailand’s popularity as a tourism destination (particularly among Chinese), the absence of political unrest and the expanded domestic network were credited for the rise in traffic.

The year saw 54.26 million international travellers and 31.87 million domestic passengers passing through the six airports, which had 316,509 international aircraft movements and 242,888 domestic flights.

Phuket airport recorded 10.98 million passengers with 70,198 flights in the fiscal year to last month. Expansion of Phuket airport, costing more than 5 billion baht, is advancing, with completion scheduled for 2015. Phuket rentals have been boosted by the rise in Chinese travellers.

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