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New Phuket airport terminal to get first test run

PHUKET: The new terminal at Phuket International Airport will be given its first test run later today (Sept 8) when a Shenzhen Airline flight from China arrives at 6:20pm.

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Yutthawat Lekmak

Thursday 8 September 2016, 10:51AM


The new terminal will officially open on Sept 16. Photo: Mark Knowles
The new terminal will officially open on Sept 16. Photo: Mark Knowles

An official from Phuket International Airport who declined to be named confirmed to The Phuket News yesterday (Sept 7) that passengers on Shenzhen Airline flight ZH9038, scheduled to land at 6:20pm, would be the first to pass through the new terminal.

However, this will not be the only flight, the official confirmed that there will be a further four flights today and one flight early tomorrow which be serviced by the new terminal namely; Chongqing Airlines flight OQ2360 arrival time 8:20pm, Beijing Capital Airlines flight JD478 arrival time 11pm, Tianjin Airlines flight GS7936 arrival time 11:30pm and Shenzhen Airline flight ZH9072 arrival time 12:20am (Sept 9).

The official also confirmed that new terminal would officially be open to service passengers on Sept 16.

 

 

 

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slippery snake | 08 September 2016 - 16:32:08

Great to have it operating full time soon,  (The 16th)  but why are the first five trial flights to use it,  all coming from China ? 
Just wondering if there is any reason for this ?

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