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    Suvarnabhumi passenger traffic up 43% in November

    Suvarnabhumi passenger traffic up 43% in November
    Greg Waldron

    Total passenger traffic at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport grew 43% year-on-year in November to 3.7 million, one year after the airport was temporarily closed by demonstrators.

    Aircraft movements at Suvarnabhumi, Thailand's main gateway, grew 25% to 21,620, says Airports of Thailand. The airport's freight traffic grew 36% to 106,907 tonnes.

    The strong growth is likely due to the absence of disruptions at the airport.

    On 25 December 2008, anti-government protesters stormed Suvarnabhumi, forcing it to close until 5 December, causing hundreds of flight cancellations and stranding thousands of passengers. Bangkok's Don Mueang airport was also shut, from 27 December to 5 December.

    Apart from Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang, AOT also operates airports in Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Phuket, and Hat Yai.

    Passenger traffic for all six airports grew 34% to 4.9 million in November.

    Total freight movements rose 33% to 113,189 tonnes.

    flightglobal.com

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    Passenger count up but tourists count down? Very strange

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    yr on yr and last yr some folks had alternate ideas for the facility at this time

    ps there's a typo in the OP the dates should read Nov to Dec not Dec to Dec

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    Ahh, still a bit thick headed this morning, bro came a visiting last night with his good friend Stollichnaya

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    When you take into account, Swampy was closed for 5 or 6 days last November, the 36% increase figure is a bit pointless without factoring in how many people would have passed through the airport last year during those days.

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    not really cause they didn't ,

    does give an indication of the damage though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid
    The strong growth is likely due to the absence of disruptions at the airport.

    Hmmm possibly.......

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    Me, personally, wouldn't mind if the fockin' traffic was down 43% as the place is a mob scene - even at 2 am! And, it's tourists for the most part...

    I really don't like this airport

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