Flights and passengers at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport have climbed by an average of 10% since the Thailand Pass, which made entering Thailand more difficult, was eliminated. Deputy Government Spokesperson Traisulee Traisaranakul released the data today and stated that it was in line with the Ministry of Tourism and Sports’ forecasts for the month of July. The government is celebrating the recent increase in air travel by hosting an event at Suvarnabhumi Airport to introduce the “Thailand Moving Together” campaign. The government hailed the easing of travel restrictions, including the requirement to apply in advance for a Thailand Pass, as opening the floodgates to an influx of foreign tourists, forecasting 3,500 times as many arrivals in 2022’s first half as in the last six months. The major airport in Bangkok, which is by far the busiest in Thailand, saw an average of 130 flights every day, carrying between 23,000 and 24,000 passengers each. In 2019, there were 108,500 travelers arriving from outside Thailand on average per day.


The goal of the initiative is to demonstrate that Thailand is prepared for an increase in international travel and tourism. The first three days of the month have so far shown a small rise in plane traffic at Suvarnabhumi Airport. Thailand is currently attempting to fill hotels without the Chinese or Russian visitors who contributed 30–40% of all arrivals prior to COVID. On Friday, 27,642 passengers arrived on 140 flights; on Saturday, that number dropped to 27,147 passengers on 134 aircraft. With 28,910 passengers coming on a total of 150 planes on Sunday, it was the busiest day yet.

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