Passenger numbers drop 63% through Chiang Mai Airport in March


Passenger numbers through Chiang Mai International Airport dropped 63% in March as the global coronavirus pandemic cut further into both passenger and flight numbers.

According to data from Airports of Thailand release today, April 23, international passenger numbers through the airport dropped 89.03% in March to 32,318 compared to 116,769 the month before. By comparison, there were 336,666 international passengers in January.

International aircraft movements dropped 75.46% to 572.

Domestic passenger numbers dropped 52.56% to 338,473 while domestic flight movements dropped 24.66% to 3,810.

Total passenger numbers were down 63.21% for the month while total aircraft movements were down 40.69%.

The figures will be worse again in April with the airport, at the time of writing only seeing four flights a day during the coronavirus pandemic with restrictions on inter-provincial travel as well as a nightly curfew.

The end of the slump may be night, however with reports today that some domestic flights are set to recommend from May 1 subject to government approval.