Udon Thani International Airport

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Udon Thani International Airport
ท่าอากาศยานอุดรธานี
Udon Thani International Airport.jpg

IATA: UTHICAO: VTUD

UTH is located in Thailand
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Location of airport in Thailand
Summary
Airport type Public/Military
Operator Department of Civil Aviation (Thailand) (DCA)
Location 224 Tambon Mak Khaeng, Amphoe Mueang Udon Thani, Udon Thani, Thailand
Elevation AMSL 579 ft / 176 m
Coordinates 17°23′11″N 102°47′18″E / 17.38639°N 102.78833°E / 17.38639; 102.78833Coordinates: 17°23′11″N 102°47′18″E / 17.38639°N 102.78833°E / 17.38639; 102.78833
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
12/30 10,000 3,048 Asphalt
For the United States use of the facility during the Vietnam War see Udorn Royal Thai Air Force Base

Udon Thani International Airport (Thai: ท่าอากาศยานอุดรธานี) (IATA: UTHICAO: VTUD) is an airport near the city of Udon Thani (Thai: อุดรธานี also Udorn Thanee) in Udon Thani Province in the northeast region of Thailand. It is approximately 450 km (280 mi) northeast of Bangkok. It currently has domestic flights to Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang), Chiang Mai (on Nok Air), and Phuket (on Thai AirAsia). In 2006 the airport had 677,411 passengers movements and 1,558 MT cargo movements. In 2013, the airport handled 1,325,305 passengers.[1] As of end of November 2014, it handled 1,498,652 passengers and 3,278 tonnes of freight.[2]

History[edit]

During the Vietnam War the facility was known as Udorn Royal Thai Air Force Base, serving as a front-line base of the United States Air Force and was the Asian headquarters for Air America.

On 8 February 2006, an international group of skydivers from 31 countries called the "World Team" set a world record for the largest freefall formation, a 400-way, over the Udon Thani airport.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations Terminal
Bangkok Airways Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Chiang Mai Domestic
Kan Air Pattaya-U-Tapao Domestic
Nok Air Bangkok-Don Mueang, Chiang Mai Domestic
Thai AirAsia Bangkok-Don Mueang, Phuket Domestic
Thai Lion Air Bangkok-Don Mueang, Hat Yai [3] Domestic
Thai Smile Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi Domestic

Previously served destinations[edit]

Airline Destinations[4]
Airline names in Thai Airline names in English
การบินไทย (TG) Thai Airways International Bangkok-Don Mueang, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Chiang Mai
การบินลาว (QV) Lao Airlines Luang Prabang
เดินอากาศไทย (TH) Thai Airways Bangkok-Don Mueang, Sakon Nakhon
ไทเกอร์แอร์เวย์ (TR) Tiger Airways Singapore
นกแอร์ (DD) Nok Air Loei
พีบีแอร์ (9Q) PB Air Bangkok-Don Mueang, Chiang Mai
ภูเก็ตแอร์ (9R) Phuket Air Bangkok-Don Mueang, Chiang Mai
วัน-ทู-โก (OG) One-Two-Go Bangkok-Don Mueang
แองเจิลแอร์ไลน์ (8G) Angel Airlines Chiang Mai
โอเรียนท์ ไทย แอร์ไลน์ (OX) Orient Thai Airlines Bangkok-Don Mueang
นกมินิ (5E) Nok Mini Chiang Mai

Military use[edit]

As well as being a commercial facility, Udon Thani International Airport is also an active Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) base, the home of Wing 23, 2nd Air Division Air Combat Command.

231 Squadron flies 17 (out of 18 delivered) Dassault-Breguet-Dornier Alpha Jet A airplanes acquired second-hand from the German Air Force and delivered in 2001. 231 Squadron previously flew F-5A/RF-5A/F-5B Freedom Fighter airplanes.

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