Ubon Ratchathani Airport

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For past and present military use of this airport, including military accidents and incidents, see Ubon Royal Thai Air Force Base.
Ubon Ratchathani Airport


UBP is located in Thailand
Location of airport in Thailand
Airport type Public
Operator Government
Location 297 Thep Yotee Road, Tambon Nai-Mueang, Amphoe Mueang Ubon Ratchathani, Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
Elevation AMSL 406 ft / 124 m
Coordinates 15°15′04.60″N 104°52′12.83″E / 15.2512778°N 104.8702306°E / 15.2512778; 104.8702306Coordinates: 15°15′04.60″N 104°52′12.83″E / 15.2512778°N 104.8702306°E / 15.2512778; 104.8702306
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05/23 9,848 3,002 Asphalt

Ubon Ratchathani Airport (IATA: UBPICAO: VTUU) is near the city of Ubon Ratchathani, in Ubon Ratchathani Province, Northeastern Thailand. It currently serves as both a commercial airport and as a Royal Thai Air Force base.

Commercial history[edit]

After the Vietnam War the facility became[when?] an international civilian airport, with direct flights to Vietnam.[citation needed] These flights proved unprofitable, and while the international signage is still in place, only domestic flights have operated for a number of years.[citation needed]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations Terminal
Nok Air Bangkok-Don Mueang Domestic
Thai AirAsia Bangkok-Don Mueang Domestic
Thai Smile Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi Domestic
Kan Air Chiang Mai Domestic


Year Number of
2005 387,159 2,986
2006 372,633 3,270
2007 387,586 3,369
2008 391,772 3,355
2009 393,449 2,930
2010 452,938 3,938
2011 614,645 5,366
2012 734,189 5,555
2013 840,561 6,657

Military use[edit]

Established in the 1950s as a Royal Thai Air Force base, it was used by the United States Air Force and the Royal Australian Air Force during the Vietnam War.

The airport is currently an active Royal Thai Air Force base, the home of 2nd Air Division/21st Wing Air Combat Command. The 211sq Eagles fly Northrup F-5E/F Tiger II fighter aircraft.


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