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Kanok Karn
20th February 2012, 15:52
Phuket International Airport already choked and unable to expand beyond 2015, a speed-rail link to Krabi is being proposed to Thailand's Government as a potential solution to keep the tourists coming.

A new rail network would also open up the natural Andaman coast north of Phuket through Phang Nga - Ranong.

Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha will probably be invited to present the twin airport rail link concept to Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra when her Cabinet meets on Phuket on 18-20 March .

Forward planners have failed to provide Phuket with timely growth at its airport to keep pace with a surge in tourism traffic - an income stream that Thailand's government will want to keep flowing at full bore.

Phuket International Airport could even top 10 million passengers this calendar year. It's plain that on present trends and with no disasters, the expansion of the airport to 12.5 million passengers by mid-2015 will be too little, too late.