Surat Thani Airport

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Surat Thani International Airport
ท่าอากาศยานสุราษฎร์ธานี
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IATA: URTICAO: VTSB
URT is located in Thailand
URT
URT
Location of airport in Thailand
Summary
Airport type Public & Military
Operator Department of Aviation
Location 73 Moo 3 Tambon Hua Toei, Amphoe Phunphin, Surat Thani, Thailand
Elevation AMSL 87 m / 286 ft
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Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04/22 3,000 9,843 Asphalt

Surat Thani Airport (Thai: ท่าอากาศยานสุราษฎร์ธานี) (IATA: URTICAO: VTSB) is in the Phunphin District, Surat Thani. The airport, 21 km west of Surat Thani, also is home to a Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) squadron. Surat Thani has a single paved runway.

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Air China Wuhan [1]
AirAsia Kuala Lumpur–International
Nok Air Bangkok-Don Mueang
Spring Airlines Chengdu
Thai AirAsia Bangkok-Don Mueang , Chiang Mai
Thai Lion Air Bangkok-Don Mueang
Thai Smile Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi

Statistics

2005

  • Movements – 5,983
  • Passenger departures – 102,808
  • Passenger arrivals – 101,338
  • Total passengers204,146
  • Outgoing cargo – 1,149,551 kg
  • Incoming cargo – 503,988 kg

2006

  • Movements – 3,810
  • Passenger departures – 144,946
  • Transit – 1,214
  • Passenger arrivals – 142,246
  • Total passengers288,406
  • Outgoing cargo – 925,074 kg
  • Incoming cargo – 579,877 kg
  • Outgoing mail cargo – 27 kg
  • Incoming mail cargo – 79,319 kg

2007

  • Movements – 3,030
  • Passenger departures – 165,540
  • Transit – 512
  • Passenger arrivals – 161,718
  • Total passengers327,770
  • Outgoing cargo – 590,167 kg
  • Incoming cargo – 347,545 kg
  • Outgoing mail cargo – 103 kg
  • Incoming mail cargo – 0 kg

2008

  • Movements – 2,874
  • Passenger departures – 168,154
  • Transit – 455
  • Passenger arrivals – 170,734
  • Total passengers338,938
  • % Change +3.42%
  • Outgoing cargo – 853,562 kg
  • Incoming cargo – 585,402 kg
  • Transfer – 269 kg
  • Outgoing mail cargo – 3 kg
  • Incoming mail cargo – 0 kg

2009

  • Total passengers374,067

2010

  • Total passengers505,666

2011

  • Total passengers575,229

2012

  • Total passengers816,413

2013

  • Total passengers1,080,781

2014

  • Total passengers1,321,909

Military use

As well as being a commercial facility, Surat Thani Airport is an active RTAF base, the home of 4th Air Division/7th Wing Air Combat Command. The 701 Squadron, "Shark", flies six SAAB JAS-39 C/D Gripen fighter aircraft and operates up to twelve F-5B and F-5E Tiger fighters. The 702 Squadron operates two AEW and transport SAAB SF340 airplanes.

Incidents

On 11 December 1998, Thai Airways International Flight 261, an A310-200 (HS-TIA) bound for Surat Thani from Bangkok, was making its third landing attempt in heavy rain when it crashed into a rice paddy about 3 km (2 mi) from the airport; 101 of the 146 passengers and crew aboard were killed.

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