Airports of Thailand Public Company Limited (AOT) have released their 2019 results, which showed a growth of 2.41% from a total 896,097 flights. International flights experienced a growth of 6.44% from a total of 491,994 flights, while domestic flights were met with a decline of 2.10% from 404,103 flights. A total of 1,470,615 tons of cargo and parcels (-10.70%) were handled, including 1,397,580 tons of international cargo and parcels (-10.07%) and 73,035 tons of domestic cargo and parcels (-21.17%).   

Effected by a trade war, global airfreight has experienced a decline, which correlates to a decrease in cargo volume with Thailand’s international and domestic airfreight. 

AOT are currently operating six airports in Thailand, including Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Don Mueang International Airport, Chiang Mai International Airport, Hat Yai International Airport, Phuket International Airport and Mae Fah Luang Chiang Rai International Airport. In 2019, AOT had 135 scheduled airlines, including 124 combination airlines and 11 all-cargo only airlines.

Suvarnabhumi International Airport has 115 scheduled airlines, including 104 combination airlines, and 11 all-cargo airlines. In the previous year, the Airport experienced a growth of 4.08% from 378,886 commercial flights, including 292,207 international flights (+5.14%) and 86,679 domestic flights (+0.65%). A total of 1,349,857 tons of cargo and parcels (-10.02%) were handled, including 1,316,886 tons of international cargo and parcels (-9.74%) and 32,971 tons of domestic cargo and parcels (-19.74%).

Don Mueang International Airport has 14 scheduled airlines, which consists of 13 low-cost airlines. The Airport experienced a growth of 1.34% from 273,594 commercial flights, including 106,121 international flights (+10.36%) and 167,473 domestic flights (-3.64%). A total of 42,906 tons of cargo and parcels (-25.63%) were handled, including 36,747 tons of international cargo and parcels (-24.79%) and 6,159 tons of domestic cargo and parcels (-30.25%).

Phuket International Airport currently has 53 scheduled airlines. The Airport experienced a decline of 0.82% from 115,527 flights, including 63,451 international flights (+1.43%) and 52,076 domestic flights (-3.44%). A total of 54,102 tons of cargo and parcels (-12.21%) were handled, including 41,972 tons of international cargo and parcels (-6.05%) and 12,130 tons of domestic cargo and parcels (-28.43%).

Chiang Mai International Airport currently has 30 scheduled airlines. The Airport experienced a growth fo 6.54% from 80,534 flights, including 25,122 international flights (+22.36%) and 55,412 domestic flights (+0.64%). A total of 13,032 tons of cargo and parcels (-12.60%) were handled, including 1,900 tons of international cargo and parcels (+25.74 %) and 11,132 tons of domestic cargo and parcels (-16.93%).