More than 20,000 passengers arrive in Thailand on the first day of “Test&Go” being scrapped, Transport Minister reports

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More than 20,000 inbound passengers were reported on the first day of the “Test&Go” system ending and the mandatory RT-PCR test cancellation, the Minister of Transport reported today, May 3rd.

Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob revealed the reports of the Airports of Thailand Public Company Limited (AOT) which indicated that there were a total of 142 international flights and passengers at all 6 airports under AOT’s responsibility on May 1st. The total number of outbound flights was 156 flights. The accumulative number of inbound passengers was 20,606 people and the number of outbound passengers was 16,385 people.

AOT also expected that between May 2nd and the 4th, the number of international passengers and flights would increase. It is expected that about 12,000 – 13,000 people and 105 – 109 international flights would be arriving at Suvarnabhumi Airport and about 2,300 – 3,000 passengers and 22 – 27 international flights are expected at Phuket International Airport.

Deputy Government Spokesperson Traisulee Traisaranakul further reported the number of flights estimated by the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) that by the end of 2022, flights in Thailand would increase to 83,500 trips per month. Of that, 53,000 were domestic flights and the other 30,000 were international, which were nearly close to the number of flights in the pre-Covid period in 2019.


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Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October, 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.