In mid-September 2016, the Phuket International Airport opened its all new international terminal. The inauguration of the all new international terminal was presided over by Prayut Chan-o-cha, Thailand’s Prime Minister, and other high ranking officials. The Phuket International Airport aims to become the gateway to the Andaman Sea with the opening of the new international terminal.
The new four-storey 73,104 square metre terminal will increase the airport’s capacity from 6.5 million passengers per year to 12.5 million passengers per year. The new international terminal at Phuket International Airport is seen as a much needed upgrade, and includes 15 immigration points, 8 customs counters, 5 baggage carousels, a 300 metre arrival curb and a 285 metre departure curb.
The increase in immigration points at the Phuket International Airport was much needed, and the brand new 15 immigration points will speed up arrivals and departures. Meanwhile, the new international terminal also features an expanded shopping area and a host of new cafes and restaurants, providing travellers with much more options than before.
Located in the northern part of the island in between Nai Yang Beach and Mai Khao Beach, the Phuket International Airport services 46 airlines which connects Phuket with more than 37 destinations worldwide. Now more than ever, travellers and holidaymakers are coming to Phuket to explore the island and all of its opportunities. The new airport is set to see an increase in passengers and flights in the immediate future.
If you have purchased an apartment or holiday home at Patong Bay Residence, Patong Bay Residence 2, Naka Sea View Condominium, Kata Ocean View Residence, Patong Bay Hill or The Bay and Beach Club, the good news about the all new international terminal at the Phuket International Airport is that its efficiency will ensure that you get to your holiday home in much quicker than before.
The distance from the Phuket International Airport to Patong is approximately 40 kilometres and takes 30 minutes. The drive is scenic and passes through local villages and rubber tree plantations before reaching the neighbourhood of Patong and the warm, inviting waters of Patong Beach.
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We look forward to welcoming you to Phuket by way of the gateway to the Andaman Sea, the all new international terminal at the Phuket International Airport on the tropical island of Phuket in southern Thailand.