Bangkok airport has served 52.4m passengers in past year

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BANGKOK – Tourists inbound to Suvarnabhumi Airport has increased by 12.66% on a yearly average, with renovation and extension projects set to enhance the airport’s service capacity, an official says. 

The general manager of Suvarnabhumi Airport, Sirot Duangrat, announced that the number of passengers from October 2014 to September 2015 stood at 52,383,686, a 12.66 percent increase from the previous year.

The Airports of Thailand (AOT) also confirmed that in the past year the airport recorded 310,867 flights and 1.28 million tons worth of cargo.

International passengers coming to the airport amounted to 43,946,533 people, which is a 15.55 percent increase. However, the number of domestic travelers shrunk by 0.34 percent, totaling at 8,437,153 passengers altogether.

The manager also disclsoed that the airport saw a 7.09 percent increase in international flights and a 2.81 percent increase in domestic flights. The airport also served 1,288,087 tons of cargo, representing a 0.71 percent expansion.

The AOT projects that passenger growth will continue to increase by 12.7 percent in 2016. In order to meet these demands, plans have been formulated to renovate the current terminal building and include more benches, charging points, and airline lounges, along with toilet renovations, in order to better facilitate the passengers.