Hat Yai International Airport
|Hat Yai International Airport
|Operator||Airports of Thailand PLC (AOT)|
|Location||99 Moo 3 Tambon Khlong La, Amphoe Khlong Hoi Khong, Songkhla, Thailand|
|Hub for||Thai AirAsia|
|Elevation AMSL||90 ft / 27 m|
Source: Airports of Thailand
Hat Yai International Airport (Thai: ท่าอากาศยานหาดใหญ่) (IATA: HDY, ICAO: VTSS) is the major southern hub airport in Thailand near the city of Hat Yai. It is under the management of Airports of Thailand, PLC (AOT), It is an important airport for Muslims on the pilgrimage to Mecca. Annually, it handles more than 1,500,000 passengers, 9,500 flights and 12,000 tons of cargo.[when?] Expansion plans are in the works, as the airport is designed for 2.5 million passengers, was already seeing 3.56 million using it in Sept 2015, will be expanded to 4.5 million capacity scheduled complete by 2018, and 10 million by 2030.
At longitude 100° 23' 55" E and latitude 06° 55' 46" N, 28 m above sea level, the airport is 9 km (6 mi) from downtown Hat Yai. Highway 4135 (Sanambin Panij Road) links to the airport. Its service hours are 06:00–24:00. The runway can handle 30 flights per hour and its durability is rated at PCN 60/F/C/X/T. There are seven taxiways and an apron area of 56,461 m2.
Airlines and destinations
|Nok Air||Bangkok–Don Mueang||Domestic|
|Thai AirAsia||Bangkok–Don Mueang, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Khon Kaen, U–Tapao-Pattaya||Domestic|
|Thai AirAsia||Johor Bahru||International|
|Thai Lion Air||Bangkok–Don Mueang, Udon Thani||Domestic|
Accidents and incidents
- During the 2005 Songkhla bombings, a bomb planted at the departure lounge by Pattani separatists exploded on 3 April 2005, killing one passenger and injuring 10.
- "Bangkok Airways Adds Phuket – Hat Yai Route from late-Oct 2015". Airlineroute.net. 5 August 2015. Retrieved 5 August 2015.
- "Thai AirAsia Expands Hat Yai Routes from April 2016". airlineroute. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
- ข่าวดังข้ามเวลา ตอน “ล่า…ระเบิดเมือง” (29 ก.พ.59)
- Hat Yai International Airport, Official site
- Airport information for VTSS at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
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