Flight Arrivals Expected To Rise For Songkran Festival 2017
Aeronautical Radio of Thailand Ltd - AeroThai - reported this week that 10% more flights will land in the kingdom leading up to the 2017 Songkran Festival.
According to AeroThai, there will be a total of 38,000 Thailand bound flights during the water festival this year which will take place from April 13th to 15th. The majority of them are destined for Phuket and Samui. The agency said it already has measures in place to facilitate the influx especially at Suvarnabhumi Airport where a runway is currently undergoing repairs.
AeroThai has been able to keep flight delay time below 10 minutes and out of 900 flights per day at Thailand’s largest airport, only around 100 of them have been delayed due to the temporary closure of the runway.
AeroThai has also sought professional consultation to improve 36 airports in Thailand in order to accommodate 2.7 million flights in the next 15 years.
You can find out more about the 2017 Songkran Festival with our quick guide - Songkran Festival 2017 - A Quick Guide