Transport Minister Chadchat Sittipunt has asked the Airports of Thailand (AoT) to expand Phuket and Hat Yai airports in time for the launch of the Asean Economic Community (AEC) in 2015.
Mr Chadchat said airport expansion would help cope with expected growth in tourism when the AEC starts in three years. Currently, passenger traffic is increasing by 10% each year.
The AoT must expand capacity at airports, particularly in Hat Yai and Phuket, to help cope with the expected surge in passenger traffic.
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