Phuket International Airport has given travellers more room to lounge and added other facilities to cope with an anticipated surge over the Songkran holidays, The Phuket Gazette says.
An additional 5,550sqm was opened in the concourse yesterday, April 5.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand has predicted that 393,900 travellers will use Phuket airport from April 11-17.
The passenger building on the north side of the airport is being renovated and will open in stages.
A 3,000-square-metre second-floor lobby, with extra toilet facilities, opened yesterday. On the first floor, 2,550 additional square metres will handle arrivals via the bus gate, and a third luggage conveyor was added, so passengers can collect their bags faster.
Next month, 350 more luggage check-in stations will be ready.
Renovations will be complete by June, including more X-ray scanners to speed up departures.