Articles Tagged ‘Phuket’
Phuket Airport traffic grows 195% in 10 years; LCCs account for 44% of passengers; VietJetAir among many carriers launching flights in 2018
Situated in Southern Thailand, Phuket Airport handled just shy of 16.85 million passengers in 2017, up from 5.70 million in 2008. One of Asia’s leading leisure hot-spots, Jonathan Ford investigates the growth that has taken place in recent years, highlighting the airport’s leading carriers plus its top connections.
Ranked third in the Thai market after Thai Airways and AirAsia, Bankok Airways labels itself “Asia’s Boutique Airline”. But since 2008, it has radically changed its route network, downsized internationally, and focussed on the domestic and regional core market. Now, with orders for four A350s, the airline clearly has ambitious, new expansion plans to go […]
Thailand maintains good international connections; V Australia and Kingfisher new in 2009; only one US non-stop
Bangkok handles 80% of all Thailand’s airport traffic, but which other airports play an important role in the country? Which six carriers are competing in the domestic market and how many of Europe’s major carriers are present?