Krabi Airport

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Krabi International Airport
Krabi Airport Pano1.jpg
Airport type Public
Operator Department of Airports
Serves Krabi, Thailand
Location Nuea Khlong District
Elevation AMSL 82 ft / 25 m
Coordinates 08°06′03″N 098°59′05″E / 8.10083°N 98.98472°E / 8.10083; 98.98472Coordinates: 08°06′03″N 098°59′05″E / 8.10083°N 98.98472°E / 8.10083; 98.98472
KBV is located in Thailand
Location within Thailand
Direction Length Surface
ft m
14/32 9,850 3,002 Asphalt
Source: Krabi Airport Guide[1]

Krabi International Airport [2] (Thai: ท่าอากาศยานนานาชาติกระบี่) (IATA: KBVICAO: VTSG), is the international airport serving Krabi, Thailand. It is located about 7 kilometres (4 mi) east of the city center. The terminal is designed for three million passengers, a number that has already been exceeded, expansion will push capacity to five million.[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations Terminal
AirAsia Kuala Lumpur–International International
Bangkok Airways Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Ko Samui Domestic
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki International
Firefly Penang International
Hong Kong Airlines Hong Kong International
Juneyao Airlines Chengdu,[4] Shanghai-Pudong International
Korean Air Charter: Seoul-Incheon International
New Gen Airways Changsha, Fuzhou, Guiyang, Jinan, Nanjing, Tianjin, Wuhan, Wuxi, Zhengzhou International
Nok Air Bangkok-Don Mueang Domestic
Okay Airways Tianjin, Xi'an International
Pegas Fly Charter: Vladivostok International
Qatar Airways Doha (begins 6 December 2016)[5] International
Shanghai Airlines Seasonal: Shanghai-Pudong International
Sichuan Airlines Seasonal: Chongqing International
Spring Airlines Chengdu,[6] Shanghai-Pudong International
Thai AirAsia Bangkok-Don Mueang, Chiang Mai Domestic
Thai AirAsia Guangzhou, Singapore International
Thai Airways Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi Domestic
Thai Lion Air Bangkok-Don Mueang Domestic
Thai Lion Air Seasonal Charter: Hefei, Nanjing International
Thomson Airways Seasonal Charter: Copenhagen (begins 14 December 2016),[7] Helsinki (begins 13 December 2016)[8] International
Tigerair Singapore International
TUIfly Nordic Charter: Helsinki International


2012 2013 2014 2015
Aircraft movements 8,080 11,904 21,729
Passenger departures 601,460 834,276 1,356,280
Transit passengers 340 102 388
Passenger arrivals 588,520 833,974 1,343,427
Total passengers 1,190,115 1,668,250 2,700,095 | 3,689,672
Outgoing cargo 451,386 kg (995,136 lb) 564,552 kg (1,244,624 lb) 1,138,965 kg (2,510,988 lb)
Incoming cargo 1,139,683 kg (2,512,571 lb) 1,110,388 kg (2,447,987 lb) 886,893 kg (1,955,264 lb)
Outgoing mail cargo 0 kg 0 kg 0 kg
Incoming mail cargo 0 kg 0 kg 0 kg
Incoming cargo 1,139,683 kg (2,512,571 lb) 1,110,388 kg (2,447,987 lb) 886,893 kg (1,955,264 lb)
Outgoing mail cargo 0 kg 0 kg 0 kg
Incoming mail cargo 0 kg 0 kg 0 kg

Airport operations[edit]

Departures area

On 10 February 2016 the Krabi Airport terminal was plunged into darkness for over six hours, from 09:00-15:30 due to an electrical power outage. The Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) had notified Krabi Airport two days in advance that it would shut down power in the area for maintenance. Airport authorities activated back-up generators, but they did not work. Krabi's airport director stated after the event that management will rent generators in the future to prevent blackouts from happening. With no power for their computers, immigration officials were unable to access immigration databases and were forced to write down details of 2,000 passengers for later vetting. The deputy national police chief in charge of security, Pol Col Srivara Ransibrahmanakul, assured the public that a follow-up check showed that no blacklisted people were allowed into the country during the incident.[9]


External links[edit]

Media related to Krabi Airport at Wikimedia Commons