Suvarnabhumi airport traffic up during Songkran

Suvarnabhumi airport traffic up during Songkran

Passengers walk to the arrivals hall at Suvarnabhumi airport. (Photo by Somporn Thapanachai)

Passenger traffic at Suvarnabhumi airport rose to 2.26 million during the Songkran festival period this year, from April 5 to 17, the airport’s general manager Sirote Duangratana said on Wednesday.

This was 8.63% higher than the comparable period in 2016. There were 1.84 million international travellers,  up 5.5%, and around 420,000 domestic travellers, an increase of 24.79%.

During the 13-days the airport serviced 12,183 fights, up 1.18% year-on-year, or around 937 per day.

International flights were down during the period, by 1.65% to 9,116, compared to last year, but domestic flights rose 10.64% to 3,067 flights. 

The operator fo the Airport Rail Link reported that ridership during the Songkran festival rose by 16%.

SRT Electrified Train Co’s acting managing director Wisut Chanmanee said 693,038 passengers used the service, compared with 596,793 in 2016.

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