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The number of passengers arriving at Suvarnabhumi Airport is expected to rise to 200,000 a day when winter starts in October, the airport’s general manager said Tuesday.
Wing Commander Suthirawat Suwanawat said the arrival of flights and passengers during the winter season, which begins in October, is expected to increase by two to three per cent compared to last year.
He added that passenger arrivals at the airport last October averaged between180,000 and 190,000 a day while while the number of arrivals in June was about 160,000 a day.
Passenger arrivals averaged 200,000 per day for ten consecutive days from late December to early January.
Wing Commander Suthirawat noted that Chinese tourists have also started returning to Thailand and several Chinese airlines have requested landing slots. A few have been rejected due to too tight schedules.
The general manager said the airport expected to see the number of arriving passengers at the end of this year stand at about 66 million to 68 million, an increase over 62.81 million from the previous year.