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Krabi International Airport
ท่าอากาศยานกระบี่
Krabi Airport Pano1.jpg
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Department of Airports
Serves Krabi
Location Nuea Khlong, Krabi, Thailand
Hub for
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
Map
KBV is located in Thailand
KBV
KBV
Location of Krabi Airport Thailand
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
14/32 9,850 3,002 Asphalt
Statistics (2016)
Passengers 4,079,564

Krabi International Airport[1] (Thai: ท่าอากาศยานกระบี่) (IATA: KBV, ICAO: VTSG), is the international airport serving Krabi, Thailand. It is about 7 kilometres (4 mi) east of the city center. The airport opened on 10 July 1999.[2]:18 In 2017 the airport handled 4,339,599 passenger arrivals and departures.[3] The terminal is designed for three million passengers, a number that has already been exceeded, and expansion will push its capacity to five million.[4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinationsRef
AirAsia Kuala Lumpur–International
Bangkok Airways Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Ko Samui
China Eastern Airlines Guangzhou, Hefei, Shenzhen, Ürümqi, Xi'an [5][6][7][6]
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki
Juneyao Airlines Chengdu, Shanghai–Pudong
Korean Air Charter: Seoul–Incheon [8]
New Gen Airways Guiyang, Hohhot, Jinan, Nanjing, Tianjin, Wuhan
Charter: Baotou, Fuzhou, Hefei,[9] Nanning,[10] Qingdao, Zunyi-Xinzhou[10]
Nok Air Bangkok–Don Mueang
Norwegian Air Shuttle Copenhagen (begins 31 October 2018), Oslo-Gardemoen (begins 28 October 2018), Stockholm-Arlanda (Begins 31 October 2018) [11]
Okay Airways Tianjin, Xi'an
Pegas Fly Seasonal charter: Krasnoyarsk–Yemelyanovo, Vladivostok
Qatar Airways Doha
Scoot Singapore
Shanghai Airlines Seasonal: Shanghai–Pudong
Sichuan Airlines Guangzhou
Seasonal: Chongqing
[12]
Spring Airlines Chengdu, Shanghai–Pudong [13]
Thai AirAsia Bangkok–Don Mueang, Chiang Mai, Singapore
Thai Airways Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi
Thai Lion Air Bangkok–Don Mueang
Charter: Changsha
Seasonal charter: Changsha, Hefei
[14]
Thai Smile Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi
Thai Vietjet Air Seasonal: Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi [15]
Travel Service Polska Seasonal charter: Warsaw
TUI Airways Seasonal charter: Copenhagen, London Gatwick, Helsinki [16]
TUIfly Nordic Charter: Helsinki
Ural Airlines Beijing–Capital, Yekaterinburg [17]

Statistics - Total Passengers[edit]

Year Total
2012 1,190,115
2013 1,668,250
2014 2,700,095
2015 3,689,672
2016 4,079,564
2017 4,339,599

Airport operations[edit]

Departures area

On 10 February 2016 the Krabi Airport terminal was plunged into darkness for over six hours (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.[18]

Airport upgrade[edit]

As of 2018 the airport has been allocated 6.6 billion baht to build a third terminal, renovate the existing two terminals and car park, and expand aircraft parking bays and associated electrical power infrastructure.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 July 2015. Retrieved 16 July 2015. 
  2. ^ World Wildlife Fund Greater Mekong Program (WWF-GMP); South East Asian-Global Change System for Analysis, Research and Training organisation (SEA-START) (December 2008). Climate Change Impacts in Krabi Province, Thailand. A study of environmental, social, and economic challenges (PDF). Retrieved 4 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "Krabi Airport: All Traffic for the Year 2015" (PDF). Department of Civil Aviation (DCA). Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 October 2016. Retrieved 20 September 2016. 
  4. ^ Mackey, Michael. "Krabi airport to expand, ease Phuket congestion". TTG Asia. Archived from the original on 21 April 2016. Retrieved 25 April 2016. 
  5. ^ 广州直飞泰国甲米航班正式启航 往返省6小时
  6. ^ a b 东航将开通乌鲁木齐—合肥—甲米国际航线
  7. ^ "China Eastern schedules Shenzhen – Krabi route from Nov 2017". routesonline. Retrieved 3 October 2017. 
  8. ^ Korean Air adds Krabi charters from June 2018
  9. ^ "New Gen Airways plans new Hefei route from June 2017". routesonline. Retrieved 14 June 2017. 
  10. ^ a b https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/279009/newgen-airways-adds-new-china-charters-in-june-2018/
  11. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/279384/norwegian-adds-krabi-service-from-oct-2018/
  12. ^ "Sichuan Airlines adds Guangzhou – Krabi from Sep 2017". routesonline. Retrieved 23 August 2017. 
  13. ^ "Spring Airlines Adds Chengdu – Krabi Route from July 2016". routesonline. Retrieved 14 July 2016. 
  14. ^ "Thai Lion Air adds new scheduled charter service to China from late-Sep 2017". routesonline. Retrieved 2 October 2017. 
  15. ^ Thai Vietjet Air begin seasonal service between Bangkok and Krabi
  16. ^ http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/267199/thomson-airways
  17. ^ Liu, Jim (2 June 2017). "Ural Airlines expands China – Thailand flights from July 2017". Routesonline. Retrieved 2 June 2017. 
  18. ^ "Power crash a major flaw". Bangkok Post. 2016-02-13. Retrieved 13 February 2016. 
  19. ^ "Krabi airport upgrade taking off". Bangkok Post. 18 May 2018. Retrieved 18 May 2018. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Krabi Airport at Wikimedia Commons