PHUKET: The Airport Express Bus lost 800,000 baht in its first seven months of service due to taxi drivers poaching customers and lack of support from the Airports of Thailand (AoT), the owner of the transport business told the Phuket Gazette yesterday.

The much-heralded inaugural run of the service, which offers rides between the airport and Patong for 120 baht, was on July 19 last year.

By early October, a lack of customers led the owner, Prakob Panyawai, to report a loss of 400,000 baht for the same reasons he stated yesterday (story