Samui Airport

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Samui International Airport
ท่าอากาศยานสมุย
Samui Airport Departure Gate.jpg
Samui International Airport Departure Terminal
IATA: USMICAO: VTSM
USM is located in Thailand
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Location of airport in Thailand
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Bangkok Airways
Operator Bangkok Airways
Serves Ko Samui
Location Tambon Bo Phut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani, Thailand
Hub for Bangkok Airways
Elevation AMSL 64 ft / 20 m
Coordinates 09°32′52″N 100°03′44″E / 9.54778°N 100.06222°E / 9.54778; 100.06222Coordinates: 09°32′52″N 100°03′44″E / 9.54778°N 100.06222°E / 9.54778; 100.06222
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
17/35 6,759 2,060 Asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft movements 17,415
Total passengers 1,416,138
[1]

Samui International Airport (Thai: ท่าอากาศยานนานาชาติสมุย) (IATA: USMICAO: VTSM), also known as Ko Samui Airport or Koh Samui Airport, is a privately owned airport on the island of Ko Samui (Koh Samui) in Thailand. The airport is located roughly 2 km north of the main city and largest resort centre on the island, Chaweng. It was built by Bangkok Airways; construction began in 1982 and the airport was officially opened in April 1989.

Samui Airport is an unusual airport because there is no indoor area, except the gift shop. Notwithstanding it is the country's sixth busiest airport handling more than a million passengers annually. The airport has two terminals (Domestic & International). The International terminal is located about 50 metres north of the domestic. Samui Airport is located near the Big Buddha Pier where ferries depart to Ko Pha Ngan. High speed ferries to Koh Tao and Chumphon depart from the Maenam Beach Pier, approximately 6 km north-west of the airport.

Samui airport runway
Samui International Airport

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations Terminal
Bangkok Airways Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Chiang Mai, Krabi, Pattaya-U-Tapao, Phuket Domestic
Bangkok Airways Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore International
China Southern Airlines Seasonal: Guangzhou International
Firefly Kuala Lumpur-Subang, Penang International
Lucky Air Kunming[1] International
SilkAir Singapore International
Thai Airways International Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi Domestic

Statistics[edit]

Year Flights Arriving Passengers Departing Passengers Total passengers
2005[2] 15,818 584,023 621,313 1,205,336
2006[3] 18,762 689,063 711,196 1,400,259
2007[4] 15,783 577,600 611,554 1,189,154
2008[5] 17,707 673,851 691,283 1,365,439
Source: Thailand's Department of Civil Aviation

Accidents and incidents[edit]

Weather and climate[edit]

Climate data for Ko Samui, Thailand
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29.0
(84.2)
29.5
(85.1)
30.7
(87.3)
32.1
(89.8)
32.6
(90.7)
32.2
(90)
32.0
(89.6)
31.9
(89.4)
31.6
(88.9)
30.5
(86.9)
29.5
(85.1)
29.1
(84.4)
32.6
(90.7)
Average low °C (°F) 24.1
(75.4)
25.0
(77)
25.6
(78.1)
26.1
(79)
25.8
(78.4)
25.5
(77.9)
25.1
(77.2)
25.1
(77.2)
24.8
(76.6)
24.4
(75.9)
24.1
(75.4)
23.9
(75)
23.9
(75)
Precipitation mm (inches) 137.8
(5.425)
57.8
(2.276)
77.8
(3.063)
76.6
(3.016)
146.5
(5.768)
112.7
(4.437)
122.8
(4.835)
118.7
(4.673)
116.8
(4.598)
290.2
(11.425)
489.6
(19.276)
209.1
(8.232)
1,956.4
(77.024)
Source: World Weather Information Service: Ko Samui, Thailand [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://airlineroute.net/2014/08/01/8l-kmgusm-aug14/
  2. ^ "Samui Airport 2005 Statistics". Thai Department of Civil Aviation. 
  3. ^ "Samui Airport 2006 Statistics". Thai Department of Civil Aviation. 
  4. ^ "Samui Airport 2007 Statistics". Thai Department of Civil Aviation. 
  5. ^ "Samui Airport 2008 Statistics". Thai Department of Civil Aviation. 
  6. ^ "ACCIDENT DETAILS". Plane Crash Info. Retrieved 4 August 2009. 
  7. ^ "Fatalities reported as Bangkok Airways ATR 72–500 skids off runway". Flight Global. Retrieved 4 August 2009. 
  8. ^ "Climatological Information for Ko Samui, Thailand". World Weather Information Service. Retrieved 2009-12-05. 

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