Samui Airport

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Samui International Airport
Samui Airport Departure Gate.jpg
Airport type Public
Owner Bangkok Airways
Operator Bangkok Airways
Serves Ko Samui
Location Tambon Bo Phut, Ko Samui, Surat Thani, Thailand
Hub for Bangkok Airways
Elevation AMSL 64 ft / 20 m
Coordinates 09°32′52″N 100°03′44″E / 9.54778°N 100.06222°E / 9.54778; 100.06222Coordinates: 09°32′52″N 100°03′44″E / 9.54778°N 100.06222°E / 9.54778; 100.06222
USM is located in Thailand
Location of airport in Thailand
Direction Length Surface
ft m
17/35 6,890 2,100 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Aircraft movements 19,467
Total passengers 2,051,289

Samui International Airport (Thai: ท่าอากาศยานนานาชาติสมุย) (IATA: USMICAO: VTSM), also known as Ko Samui Airport or Koh Samui Airport, is a privately owned airport on the island of Ko Samui (Koh Samui) in Thailand. The airport is roughly 2 km north of the main city and largest resort centre on the island, Chaweng. It was built by Bangkok Airways. Construction began in 1982 and the airport was officially opened in April 1989.

Samui Airport has a unique, open-air design with the indoor areas being the gift shop, ticket office, toilets, and VIP lounge area. It is also the country's seventh busiest airport handling more than a million passengers annually. The airport has two terminals (domestic and international). The international terminal is about 50 metres north of the domestic terminal. Samui Airport is near the Big Buddha Pier where ferries depart to Ko Pha Ngan. High speed ferries to Ko Tao and Chumphon depart from the Maenam Beach Pier, approximately 6 km northwest of the airport.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations Terminal
Bangkok Airways Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Chiang Mai, Krabi, Pattaya–U-Tapao, Phuket Domestic
Bangkok Airways Chengdu, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur–International, Singapore International
Lucky Air Chengdu,[1] Kunming International
SilkAir Singapore International
Thai Airways Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi Domestic
Tibet Airlines Seasonal: Chengdu International


Year Flights Arriving Passengers Departing Passengers Total passengers
2005[2] 15,818 584,023 621,313 1,205,336
2006[3] 18,762 689,063 711,196 1,400,259
2007[4] 15,783 577,600 611,554 1,189,154
2008[5] 17,707 673,851 691,283 1,365,439
2015[6] 1,024,373
Source: Thailand's Department of Civil Aviation & C9 Hotel Works

Accidents and incidents[edit]


  1. ^ "Lucky Air Adds Chengdu – Koh Samui from late-July 2016". routesonline. Retrieved 22 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "Samui Airport 2005 Statistics". Thai Department of Civil Aviation. 
  3. ^ "Samui Airport 2006 Statistics". Thai Department of Civil Aviation. 
  4. ^ "Samui Airport 2007 Statistics". Thai Department of Civil Aviation. 
  5. ^ "Samui Airport 2008 Statistics" (PDF). Thai Department of Civil Aviation. 
  6. ^ "Samui Airport 2015 Statistics" (PDF). C9 Hotel Works. 
  7. ^ "ACCIDENT DETAILS". Plane Crash Info. Archived from the original on 9 March 2014. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  8. ^ "Fatalities reported as Bangkok Airways ATR 72–500 skids off runway". Flight Global. Retrieved 4 August 2009. 

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