A third terminal at Krabi Airport is expected to open in October, this will double the airport’s passenger capacity and will assist in the recovery of the tourism affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, in time for the start of the high season. The terminal is expected to double the airport’s current handling capacity to 3,000 people per hour.
Once completed, the new runway is planned to accommodate 24 aircraft per hour, up from the current eight aircraft per hour. The third terminal building is also under construction along with an upgrade for the first and second terminal buildings, aditionally, a new car park building will allow space for up to 2,700 vehicles.
The department was confident the local aviation industry would maintain its recovery over the next six months, with the national vaccination programme advancing the recovery process. There are presently 120 round-trip flights being operated per-day over the kingdom, double the number during the industry’s low point last year.