July 10 (Reuters) – Airports of Thailand PCL AOT.BK
* Says number of passengers through its core Suvarnabhumi airport fell 5.8 percent to 8.63 million in the third quarter ended June, with international passengers down 1 percent and domestic passengers decreasing 10.55 percent, it said in a statement.
* Passenger numbers at the airport fell to 50,000-60,000 per day in April and May due to local political unrest, it said. The volume now rose to a normal level of 100,000 per day on average, it said.
* For nine months ended June, passenger traffic volume at the airport increased 19.5 percent to 32.2 million, with international traffic volume rising 17.25 percent and domestic traffic volume up 27.18 percent, it said.
* Majority state-owned Airports operates the country’s six main airports — Suvarnabhumi and Don Muang in Bangkok, Hat Yai, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Phuket — and these handle around 90 percent of total air traffic in the country (Reporting by Viparat Jantraprap; Editing by Jeremy Laurence)