Thai Speedboat Plan to Beat Resort's Traffic Congestion

The Phuket News
Friday, March 29, 2013
Hydrofoil craft: Photo credit Dolphin Seaways

Thai authorities seek new ways to get people from Phuket International Airport to their destinations on the Andaman Sea island.


One possibilty discussed at a recent meeting would be to build a quay pier next to the airport in order to carry passengers by speedboat or hydrofoil the 13 miles to Patong, reports The Phuket News.

Phuripat Theerakulpisut, Director of Marine, Phuket Branch, explained, that they had drawn up a plan and were were waiting for approval and budget for the project, etimated to cost around B180 (US$ 605-million).

Phuket Adventures Group, which operates many speedboat tours, and also owns Dolphin Seaways, operator of two hydrofoils, approved of the idea.

Source: The Phuket News

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