Celebrating 35th anniversary, AOT on road to welcome 100mn passengers
July 01, 2014 00:00
By The Nation
Airports of Thailand, the operator of six international airports in the Kingdom, managed to sustain similar growth in passenger traffic during October 2013 and May 2014, despite unfavourable political situation in Thailand.
AOT recorded 60.34 million in aggregate passenger throughput in the period, up 4.2 per cent over the previous period with domestic numbers growing 14.28 per cent to 24.58 million while international tallies contracted 1.84 per cent to 35.75 million.
"AOT has constantly been trying to be innovative, adopting and developing new things to beef up our organisation for sustainable growth, not only to serve the best interests of shareholders but to the country as a whole," said AOT president Makin Petplai.
The listed agency today celebrates the 35th anniversary.
In the bid to maintain the kingdom's position as a regional air hub in light of the regional integration under the Asean Economic Community (AEC), AOT aims to assist 100 million passengers in the 2016 fiscal year. In the 2013 fiscal year, ending September 2013, the airports welcomed 88.29 million passengers.
Groundwork has been laid to strengthen all the six airports - Suvarnabhumi, Don Mueang, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Hat Yai.