Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport

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Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport
ท่าอากาศยานนครศรีธรรมราช
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IATA: NSTICAO: VTSF
NST is located in Thailand
NST
NST
Location of airport in Thailand
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Government
Serves Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand
Location 598 moo 10 Tambon Pak Phun, Amphoe Mueang Nakhon Si Thammarat, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand
Elevation AMSL 13 ft / 4 m
Coordinates Coordinates: 08°32′22″N 099°56′41″E / 8.53944°N 99.94472°E / 8.53944; 99.94472
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
01/19 2,100 6,890 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport (Thai: ท่าอากาศยานนครศรีธรรมราช) (IATA: NSTICAO: VTSF) is an airport serving Nakhon Si Thammarat, a town in the Nakhon Si Thammarat Province of Thailand. Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport is located in Muang district, Nakhon Si Thammarat Province away from city of Nakhon Si Thammarat 14 Kilometres. Capacity of arrival terminal is 188 people and departure terminal 215 people per hour. Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport has 2 Boeing 737 parking, 2 ATR 72 parking and 2 helipad spaces. Total spaces 2,902,400 square meters.

History[edit]

Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport's first service was on December 1, 1998 by the airlines Thai Airways International and PBair from Bangkok to Nakhon Si Thammarat.

Since 1985, before Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport opened, Nakhon Si Thammarat was used temporarily as Cha Eian Airport, Army Region 4 with Thai Airways Company from Surat Thani to Nakhon Si Thammarat by Short 360 aircraft and was the first service at Nakhon Si Thammarat.

Than Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport had Nok Air, Thai Air Asia, One-Two-Go was low-cost airline operated. So Thai Airways International and PBair was suspended operated in Nakhon Si Thammarat airport.

July 22, 2008, Department of Civil Aviation (Thailand) suspension of the certificate of One Two Go Operated by Orient Thai Airlines between July 22 to September 15. And then One Two Go Operated by Orient Thai Airlines certified back already. Their service was suspended to Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport.

Today, Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport has Nok Air, Thai Air Asia, Orient Thai Airlines are available, direct route from Bangkok to Nakhon Si Thammarat. Total number of flights averages to about 7 flights per day.

As Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport has many passenger increase. Naknon Si Thammarat Provincial Governor and Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport Director trying Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport to Nakhon Si Thammarat International Airport for promote tourism, economy increase, passenger increase from Nakhon Si Thammarat province and nearest province. Introduce, they are extended runway from 2,100 metres to 2,600 metres.

July 12, 2013, Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport was published in Royal Thai Government Gazette to coutoms airport, No. 10/1 of Ministerial Regulation prescribed port or place, customs airport, border approval way, and customs ACT 2553. Dated July 1, 2013 by Mr. Kittiratt Na Ranong, the Minister of Finance. Which resulted Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport can import and export flights and goods from international.

Facilities[edit]

[3]

  • Capacity of terminal building: 7,985 square metres, arrival terminal: 375 square metres, departure terminal: 375 square meters. Arrival passenger: 188 passengers/hour and departure passenger: 125 passengers/hour, total: 313 passengers/hour.
  • Maximum aircraft: 32 flights/day.
  • Maximum passenger: 2,504 passengers/day.
  • Aircraft parking space: 17,000 square metres (85 x 200 metres), Boeing 737 2 spaces, ATR 72 2 spaces, helipad 2 spaces.
  • Runway: 45 x 2,100 Metres
  • Total all space: 2,902,400 square metres.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations Terminal
Nok Air Bangkok-Don Mueang Domestic
Thai AirAsia Bangkok-Don Mueang Domestic

Statistics[edit]

year
Flights
(Flight/Year)
Passengers
(Person/Year)
Cargo
(Kilograms/Year)
Mail
(Kilograms/Year)
Passenger Change
(%)
1995 796 30,079 93,656 0 Steady 0.0
1996 898 39,805 75,228 0 Increase 32.33
1997 1,070 62,755 134,265 0 Increase 57.66
1998 1,240 69,979 140,177 0 Increase 11.22
1999 726 74,712 271,891 0 Increase 6.76
2000 788 82,687 373,336 115 Increase 10.67
2001 1,352 92,583 425,723 0 Increase 11.97
2002 1,262 90,921 546,462 0 Decrease 1.80
2003 1,705 104,340 820,998 0 Increase 14.76
2004 2,048 131,957 1,105,237 0 Increase 26.47
2005 2,160 146,435 1,369,876 0 Increase 10.97
2006 2,275 193,231 983,837 0 Increase 31.96
2007 3,488 396,737 1,587,848 0 Increase 105.32
2008 2,636 299,075 1,205,442 0 Decrease 24.62
2009 2,458 297,257 1,108,671 0 Decrease 0.61
2010 3,365 406,792 811,327 0 Increase 36.85
2011 4,610 555,015 684,214 0 Increase 36.44

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Airport information for VTSF at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  2. ^ Airport information for NST at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
  3. ^ Physical data of Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport(Thai Language).
  4. ^ statistics used of Nakhon Si Thammarat People

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