Airport Private Jet Ban Hits Luxury Market
An unexpected 16 day ban on private jets that came into effect last week at Phuket international Airport is already drawing criticism from the luxury villa sector.
The AoT has cited the need to close three apron slots in order to continue work on the airport expansion until January 3rd the Bangkok Post reported.
Given high levels of holiday traffic with commercial and charter flights, it's unfortunate that private aircraft have found themselves on the short end of the stick.
While Phuket has continued to attract luxury hotel guests who say in private villas and hotels, the current lapse in the island's infrastructure projects is set to dampen the mood.
It's hard to understand why the long delayed AoT airport upgrading program has been so poorly planned and executed which has resulted in relative chaos at PIA during this high season.