Suvarnabhumi expects 8-9% rise in passenger number next year


BANGKOK, 28 September 2012 – Suvarnabhumi International Airport is anticipating an increase of 8-9% in the passenger number in 2013 despite the absence of Thai Air Asia. 

As Thai Air Asia, a major low-cost airline, is scheduled to relocate all of its services to Don Muang Airport this October 1, Director of Suvarnabhumi Airport Somchai Sawasdipol expressed belief that the congestion problem at the facility will ease off. As a result, he said it will allow for improvements of the airport and help raise its capacity to accommodate more travelers.

Once Thai Air Asia has moved out, Mr. Somchai expected the number of passengers at Suvarnabhumi Airport to decrease from 52 million per year to 42 million. However, for next year, he was confident that an 8-9% rise will be seen, boosting the annual passenger number to 46 million.