Thailand expects number of visitors to increase to 50,000 per day

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The Thai government expects 50,000 visitors per to arrive day during high season as the daily number of arrivals at Suvarnabhumi Airport has increased after the lifting of the Thailand Pass at the beginning of July.

“The number of passengers from abroad has increased…after the lifting of Thailand Pass,” said Deputy Government Spokeswoman Traisuree Taisaranakul.  

“The increase was in line with the Ministry of Tourism and Sports’ prediction that there could be up to 50,000 arrivals per day during the high season,” she said.

Traisuree said the number of arrivals was around 23,000 to 24,000 passengers per day and the number of flights was no more than 130 flights per day before the Thailand Pass system was lifted on July 1.

After the registration system was lifted, the average over the past three days increased to around 27,000 per day and the number of flights between 130 and 150 flights per day.

Traisuree said the government is now expecting the number of arrivals at Suvarnabhumi Airport to be around 25,000 to 30,000 per day before increasing to around 50,000 per day from October onwards.

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