Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport

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Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport

ท่าอากาศยานนครศรีธรรมราช
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Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorDepartment of Airports
ServesNakhon Si Thammarat
Location598 moo 10, Pak Phun, Mueang Nakhon Si Thammarat, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand
Elevation AMSL13 ft / 4 m
CoordinatesCoordinates: 08°32′22″N 099°56′41″E / 8.53944°N 99.94472°E / 8.53944; 99.94472
Map
NST is located in Thailand
NST
NST
Location of airport in Thailand
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
01/19 2,100 6,890 Asphalt
Statistics (2016)
Passengers1,503,463
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport (Thai: ท่าอากาศยานนครศรีธรรมราช) (IATA: NST, ICAO: VTSF) is an airport serving Nakhon Si Thammarat, a town in Nakhon Si Thammarat Province, Thailand.

History[edit]

NokAir at Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport
Nokair and ThaiAirAsia Parking at Nakhon si thammarat airport and preparing departure

The airport's first landing was on 1 December 1998 by Thai Airways and PBair from Bangkok.

Beginning in 1985, Nakhon Si Thammarat used Cha Eian Airport (Army Region 4) temporarily. Thai Airways flew from Surat Thani to Nakhon Si Thammarat on Short 360 aircraft. Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport then had Nok Air, Thai AirAsia, One-Two-Go as airlines. Thai Airways and PBair later suspended service.

In July of 2008, the Department of Civil Aviation (Thailand) suspended the certificate of One Two Go (operated by Orient Thai Airlines) from 22 July to 15 September. One Two Go was then re-certified and their service was suspended to Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport.

Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport offers direct routes from Bangkok with Nok Air and Thai AirAsia. The average number of flights is 7 per day.

As a result of the airport's growth, the Nakhon Si Thammarat Provincial Governor and Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport Director are working on including international flights, due to the potential for increased tourism and economic growth for the Nakhon Si Thammarat province. The initiative planned to extend the runway to 2,600 meters (8,530 feet).

On 12 July 2013 Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport was published in Royal Thai Government Gazette to customs airport, No. 10/1 of Ministerial Regulation prescribed port or place, customs airport, border approval way, and customs ACT 2553. Dated 1 July 2013 by Kittiratt Na-Ranong, the Minister of Finance, which resulted in Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport qualifying to import and export international flights and goods.

Capacity[edit]

The airport is 14 km (8.69 miles) from the city center. It has an arrival terminal capacity of 188 people per hour and a departure terminal capacity of 215 people per hour. It has two Boeing 737 parking spaces, two ATR 72 parking spaces, and two helipad spaces. The airport spans 2,902,400 square meters (1,803 square miles).

The terminal building covers 7,985 square meters (26,197 square feet). The arrival terminal covers 375 square meters (1,230 square feet), while the departure terminal covers 375 square meters (1,230 square feet).[3]

The flight capacity is 32/day. The passenger capacity is 2,504 passengers/day. Aircraft parking space is 17,000 square meters (85 x 200 meters). The runway covers 45 x 2,100 meters (147.6 x 6,889 feet).

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airline Destination Flights per day Remark
Nokair Bangkok–Don Mueang
6
Domestic
Thai AirAsia Bangkok–Don Mueang
4
Domestic
Thai Lion Air Bangkok–Don Mueang
4
Domestic

Statistics[edit]

Activity[4]
year
Flights
(Flight/Year)
Passengers
(Person/Year)
Cargo
(Kilograms/Year)
Mail
(Kilograms/Year)
Passenger Change
(%)
1995 796 30,079 93,656 0 Steady 0.0
1996 898 39,805 75,228 0 Increase 32.33
1997 1,070 62,755 134,265 0 Increase 57.66
1998 1,240 69,979 140,177 0 Increase 11.22
1999 726 74,712 271,891 0 Increase 6.76
2000 788 82,687 373,336 115 Increase 10.67
2001 1,352 92,583 425,723 0 Increase 11.97
2002 1,262 90,921 546,462 0 Decrease 1.80
2003 1,705 104,340 820,998 0 Increase 14.76
2004 2,048 131,957 1,105,237 0 Increase 26.47
2005 2,160 146,435 1,369,876 0 Increase 10.97
2006 2,275 193,231 983,837 0 Increase 31.96
2007 3,488 396,737 1,587,848 0 Increase 105.32
2008 2,636 299,075 1,205,442 0 Decrease 24.62
2009 2,458 297,257 1,108,671 0 Decrease 0.61
2010 3,365 406,792 811,327 0 Increase 36.85
2011 4,610 555,015 684,214 0 Increase 36.44

References[edit]

  1. ^ Airport information for VTSF at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  2. ^ Airport information for NST at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  3. ^ Physical data of Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport(Thai Language).
  4. ^ statistics used of Nakhon Si Thammarat People

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