Surat Thani International Airport
|Surat Thani International Airport
|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|
Surat Thani International Airport (Thai: ท่าอากาศยานสุราษฎร์ธานี) (IATA: URT, ICAO: 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
|Air China||Hangzhou, Wuhan||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 Lion Air||Bangkok–Don Mueang, Chiang Mai||Domestic|
|Thai Lion Air||Seasonal Charter: Changsha, Chongqing||International|
Terminated airlines Thai airways - Suvarnabhumi international Airport
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.
- "Thai Lion Air Adds China Charter Flights from late-Jan 2016". airlineroute. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
Surat Thani travel guide from Wikivoyage