New airport in Phang Nga to promote tourism along Andaman coast


PHANG NGA (NNT) – As part of the government’s urgent policy to promote tourism along the Andaman coast and to increase revenue from tourism activities, Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin and his entourage traveled to Phuket and Phang Nga to follow up on transportation infrastructure development projects. The Andaman coast is comprised of the provinces of Phang Nga, Phuket, Krabi, and Ranong.

Along the Andaman coast, three airport development and construction projects are underway: the second phase of the Phuket International Airport Development Project, the development of the Krabi International Airport, and the construction of the Phang Nga Airport (also known as the Andaman International Airport) in the Khok Kloi Subdistrict of Takua Thung District, Phang Nga Province.

According to Airports of Thailand PLC (AOT), the goal of building Phang Nga province’s Andaman International Airport was to boost tourism and turn the provinces along the Andaman coast into air transportation hubs. It is predicted that the construction process will last seven years, with three years devoted to research and development and four years to construction. By the time the airport opens in 2031, there should be a minimum of 15 million more tourists visiting the Andaman region annually.

The Prime Minister stressed the necessity for ongoing development in Phuket as one of the world’s top tourism destinations. He urged the responsible organizations to look out for and guarantee the safety of both locals and visitors.

The preceding is a press release from the Thai Government PR Department.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.