Authorities are expecting Khon Kaen Airport to handle 5 million annual passengers after its expansion is officially completed next month.
With a 2-billion-baht budget approved by the Cabinet in 2017, the expansion includes the renovation and construction of passenger terminals, as well as parking buildings, to facilitate more passengers.
A newly constructed terminal building will be connected to the renovated structure, allowing the airport to handle 2,000 passengers per hour or 5 million per year.
Last year, Khon Kaen Airport reported 1.4 million passengers on around 10,000 flights, representing increases of 150% and 123%, respectively, over the same period in 2021.
Deputy Government Spokesperson Tipanan Sirichana said the airport expansion is part of the government’s eight-year national strategy to strengthen Thailand’s transportation network.