PHUKET: Phuket is an international tourist destination Ė few can argue differently. Islanders may whine that it isnít what it used to be, but even they are likely to admit that one of the benefits of progress is having an international airport, with international standards.

The airport does meet standards, doesnít it?

World travellers and even domestic puddle jumpers have some basic hopes for an airport, such as WiFi, helpful staffers at information and aircraft that depart.