Surat Thani Airport

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Surat Thani International Airport
ท่าอากาศยานสุราษฎร์ธานี
Surat thani airport.jpg
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
Coordinates 09°07′57″N 99°08′08″E / 9.13250°N 99.13556°E / 9.13250; 99.13556
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04/22 3,000 9,843 Asphalt

Surat Thani Airport (Thai: ท่าอากาศยานสุราษฎร์ธานี) (IATA: URTICAO: VTSB) is situated in the Phunphin, Surat Thani, Thailand. The airport, which is located 21 km west of Surat Thani, is also the Wing 7 Air Force base. Surat Thani has a single paved runway.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations Terminal
AirAsia Kuala Lumpur International
China Southern Airlines Charter: Guangzhou International
China Eastern Airlines Charter: Chengdu International
Nok Air Bangkok-Don Mueang Domestic
Thai AirAsia Bangkok-Don Mueang Domestic
Thai Lion Air Hat Yai Domestic
Thai Smile Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi Domestic
TransAsia Airways Charter: Taipei International

Statistics[edit]

2005[edit]

  • Movements – 5,983
  • Passenger departures – 102,808
  • Passenger arrivals – 101,338
  • Total passenger204,146
  • Outgoing cargo – 1,149,551 kg
  • Incoming cargo – 503,988 kg

2006[edit]

  • Movements – 3,810
  • Passenger departures – 144,946
  • Transit – 1,214
  • Passenger arrivals – 142,246
  • Total passenger288,406
  • Outgoing cargo – 925,074 kg
  • Incoming cargo – 579,877 kg
  • Outgoing mail cargo – 27 kg
  • Incoming mail cargo – 79,319 kg

2007[edit]

  • Movements – 3,030
  • Passenger departures – 165,540
  • Transit – 512
  • Passenger arrivals – 161,718
  • Total passenger327,770
  • Outgoing cargo – 590,167 kg
  • Incoming cargo – 347,545 kg
  • Outgoing mail cargo – 103 kg
  • Incoming mail cargo – 0 kg

2008[edit]

  • Movements – 2,874
  • Passenger departures – 168,154
  • Transit – 455
  • Passenger arrivals – 170,734
  • Total passenger338,938
  • % 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[edit]

  • Total passenger374,067

2010[edit]

  • Total passenger505,666

2011[edit]

  • Total passenger575,229

2012[edit]

  • Total passenger816,413

Military use[edit]

As well as being a commercial facility, Suratthani Airport is also an active Royal Thai Air Force(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 still operates up to twelve of the remaining F-5B and F-5E Tiger fighters. The 702 Squadron operates two AEW and transport SAAB SF340 airplanes.

Incidents[edit]

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 2 miles (3 km) from the airport; 101 of the 146 passengers and crew aboard were killed.

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