|Samui International Airport
|Location||Tambon Bo Phut, Ko Samui, Surat Thani, Thailand|
|Hub for||Bangkok Airways|
|Elevation AMSL||64 ft / 20 m|
Samui International Airport (Thai: ท่าอากาศยานนานาชาติสมุย) (IATA: USM, ICAO: 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
|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||International|
|China Southern Airlines||Seasonal charter: Guangzhou||International|
|Firefly||Kuala Lumpur–Subang, Penang||International|
|Year||Flights||Arriving Passengers||Departing Passengers||Total passengers|
|Source: Thailand's Department of Civil Aviation|
Accidents and incidents
- On 21 November 1990, a Bangkok Airways Bombardier Dash 8 crashed while attempting to land in heavy rain and high winds. All 38 people on board were killed.
- On 4 August 2009, Bangkok Airways Flight 266, an ATR-72 between Krabi and Ko Samui skidded off the runway, killing one of the pilots.
- "Samui Airport 2005 Statistics". Thai Department of Civil Aviation.
- "Samui Airport 2006 Statistics". Thai Department of Civil Aviation.
- "Samui Airport 2007 Statistics". Thai Department of Civil Aviation.
- "Samui Airport 2008 Statistics" (PDF). Thai Department of Civil Aviation.
- "ACCIDENT DETAILS". Plane Crash Info. Archived from the original on 9 March 2014. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
- "Fatalities reported as Bangkok Airways ATR 72–500 skids off runway". Flight Global. Retrieved 4 August 2009.
- Ko Samui travel guide from Wikivoyage
- Samui Airport (bangkokair.com)
- Samui Airport Guide
- Airport info and chart (thaiflyingclub.com)
- Airport information for VTSM at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
- Samui Airport Statistics
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