CHIANG MAI, May 13 (Bernama) – Thailand’s Chiang Mai Airport is aiming for a place among the world’s top ten best medium airports this year, said the airport’s executive officer Hatsataya Rakkamnerd.
In announcing the airport’s target on Sunday, Hatsataya said the airport received 1.4 million passengers in the first quarter of 2013 compared to 1.2 million in the same period last year.
Thai News Agency (TNA) reports the airport recorded an operating income of 214 million baht (US$7.18 million), representing a 82 percent year-on-year increase.
“The increase in operating revenue is thanks to the boost in domestic and international flights,” Hatsataya said.
Hatsataya anticipates the airport’s revenue will reach 850 million baht (US$28.54 million) and passenger arrivals increase to 5.3 million in 2013.
Chiang Mai Airport was ranked the world’s 4th best small airport last year by the Airports Council International.