Cha-ian Airport

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Cha Eian Airport)
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Cha-ian Airport
Summary
Airport typeMilitary
OwnerRoyal Thai Army
OperatorRoyal Thai Army
ServesNakhon Si Thammarat
LocationNakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand
Elevation AMSL44 ft / 13 m
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
18/36 7,546 2,300 Asphalt

Cha-ian Airport (Thai: สนามบินชะเอียน) is a Thai military airport operated by the Fourth Army, Royal Thai Army in the Pak Phun sub-district of Nakhon Si Thammarat Province, Thailand. The Thai Airways Company formerly used Cha Eian Airport for passenger flights between Nakhon Si Thammarat-Surat Thani-Bangkok. Today, the airport is used by the military to transport the royal family.[1]

History[edit]

In 1916, King Rama VI built temporary accommodation at Suan-Jun sub-district or Royal Thai 4th Army (Cha Eian Airport).

Starting in 1985, Thai Airways operated passenger services at Cha Eian Airport.

On 1 December 1998 commercial services began at Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport. The Cha Eian Airport operation then moved to Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport.

Flights[edit]

As of December 2014 there are no scheduled flights from this airport. Formerly, Thai Airways operated flights from here to Surat Thani and Bangkok.

References[edit]

Coordinates: 8°28′16″N 99°57′20″E / 8.4711°N 99.9556°E / 8.4711; 99.9556