The official also confirmed that the airport is currently in the process of purchasing a new Air Handling Unit (AHU) for the terminal at a cost of B24 million.
However, the officials comments come after Phuket International Airport General Manager Petch Chancharoen on April 1 stating that “everything is fine” at the facility and that the air conditioning had been fixed. (See story here.)
Speaking to The Phuket News today (May 17), the airport official, who declined to be named, said, “As a temporary plan to solve the problem of overheating in the Domestic Terminal we will rent portable air-conditioning units at a cost of B460,000. Fans have also been placed within the terminal.
“Right now Phuket International Airport General Manager Petch Chancharoen is in the process purchasing a new air-conditioning system which will cost B24mn. However, we are still waiting for the purchase process to be complete,” the official said.
“This process will take some time, and I cannot confirm when the new system will be installed,” he added.
Mr Petch was unreachable when contacted by The Phuket News today as he was said to be in a meeting.