The new Phuket Airport Bus service will be launched on July 1 by the Phuket Transport Authorities.

The Provincial Transportation Committee, the Phuket Vice Governor and the Committee Chairman will meet again to put the decision in writing. Of the 29 government officers, airport officials and tourism and hotel industry representatives present at the meeting today, not one person represented taxi or tuk-tuk associations on the island.

They all have agreed to launch the new bus service in two steps. First, they will officially approve the new service from the airport to Patong only on Tuesday next week. The 24-seat buses will run every hour from about 6am, when the first flight arrives at the airport, to about 9pm. Second, they will invite every affected party to join a discussion to resolve any conflicts after the new service has launched.

The new service will benefit the people of Phuket and tourists. They will have more choices in road transport at affordable prices