Surat Thani International Airport

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Surat Thani International Airport
Surat thani airport.jpg
Airport type Public & Military
Operator Department of Airports
Location 73 Moo 3 Tambon Hua Toei, Amphoe Phunphin, Surat Thani, Thailand
Elevation AMSL 87 m / 286 ft
Coordinates 09°07′57″N 99°08′08″E / 9.13250°N 99.13556°E / 9.13250; 99.13556
URT is located in Thailand
Location of airport in Thailand
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04/22 3,000 9,843 Asphalt
Statistics (2016)
Passengers 2,032,042

Surat Thani International Airport (Thai: ท่าอากาศยานสุราษฎร์ธานี) (IATA: URTICAO: VTSB) is in the Phunphin District, Surat Thani. The airport, 21 km west of Surat Thani, also is home to two Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) squadrons. Surat Thani has a single paved runway.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations Terminal
AirAsia Kuala Lumpur–International International
Air China Hangzhou, Wuhan[1] International
China Eastern Airlines Chengdu International
New Gen Airways Charter: Wenzhou International
Nok Air Bangkok–Don Mueang Domestic
Sichuan Airlines Chengdu, Guangzhou International
Spring Airlines Chengdu, Shanghai–Pudong International
Thai AirAsia Bangkok–Don Mueang, Chiang Mai Domestic
Thai Smile Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi Domestic
Thai Lion Air Bangkok–Don Mueang, Chiang Mai Domestic
Thai Lion Air Seasonal Charter: Changsha,[2] Chongqing[2] International

Terminated airlines Thai airways - Suvarnabhumi international Airport


Passenger Movement[edit]

Year Total
2005 204,146
2006 288,406
2007 327,770
2008 338,938
2009 374,067
2010 505,666
2011 575,229
2012 816,413
2013 1,080,781
2014 1,321,909
2015 1,856,315
2016 2,032,042

Military use[edit]

As well as being a commercial facility, Surat Thani Airport is an active RTAF base, the home of 4th Air Division/7th Wing Air Combat Command. 701 Squadron, "Shark", flies twelve SAAB JAS-39 C/D Gripen fighter aircraft . 702 Squadron operates two AEW and two transport SAAB SF340 airplanes.A further two SF340s are on order.


On 11 December 1998, Thai Airways Flight 261, an A310-200 (HS-TIA), bound for Surat Thani from Bangkok, was making its third landing attempt in heavy rain when it crashed into a rice paddy about 3 km (1.9 mi) from the airport; 101 of the 146 passengers and crew aboard were killed.


External links[edit]

Surat Thani travel guide from Wikivoyage