Samui Airport

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Samui International Airport
Samui Airport Departure Gate.jpg


USM is located in Thailand
Location of airport in Thailand
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
Direction Length Surface
ft m
17/35 6,890 2,100 Asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft movements 17,415
Total passengers 1,416,138

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 is an unusual airport because there is no indoor area, except for the gift shop. Notwithstanding it is 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 Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur–International, Singapore International
Beijing Capital Airlines Chongqing[1] International
China Southern Airlines Seasonal charter: Guangzhou International
Firefly Kuala Lumpur–Subang, Penang International
Lucky Air Kunming International
SilkAir Singapore International
Thai Airways Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi Domestic


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
Source: Thailand's Department of Civil Aviation

Accidents and incidents[edit]


  1. ^
  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. ^ "ACCIDENT DETAILS". Plane Crash Info. Archived from the original on 9 March 2014. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "Fatalities reported as Bangkok Airways ATR 72–500 skids off runway". Flight Global. Retrieved 4 August 2009. 

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