Ubon Ratchathani Airport

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Ubon Ratchathani Airport
ท่าอากาศยานอุบลราชธานี
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Department of Airports
Serves Ubon Ratchathani
Location 297 Thep Yotee Rd, Nai-Mueang, Mueang Ubon Ratchathani, Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
Elevation AMSL 406 ft / 124 m
Coordinates 15°15′04.60″N 104°52′12.83″E / 15.2512778°N 104.8702306°E / 15.2512778; 104.8702306Coordinates: 15°15′04.60″N 104°52′12.83″E / 15.2512778°N 104.8702306°E / 15.2512778; 104.8702306
Website ubonratchathani.net
Map
UBP is located in Thailand
UBP
UBP
Location of airport in Thailand
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05/23 9,848 3,002 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Passengers 1,791,828

Ubon Ratchathani Airport (IATA: UBP, ICAO: VTUU) is an airport near the city of Ubon Ratchathani, in Ubon Ratchathani Province, Northeastern of Thailand. It currently serves as both a commercial airport and as a Royal Thai Air Force base.

Commercial history[edit]

After the Vietnam War the facility became[when?] an international civilian airport, with direct flights to Vietnam.[citation needed] These flights proved unprofitable, and while the international signage is still in place, only domestic flights have operated for a number of years.[citation needed]


Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinationsRoute
Nok Air Bangkok–Don Mueang, Udon Thani Domestic
Thai AirAsia Bangkok–Don Mueang Domestic
Thai Lion Air Bangkok–Don Mueang Domestic
Thai Smile Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi Domestic

Fly'n'Ride Service by Nok Air

  • Bangkok (Don Mueang) - Ubon Ratchathani - Amnat Charoen
  • Bangkok (Don Mueang) - Ubon Ratchathani - Mukdahan
  • Bangkok (Don Mueang) - Ubon Ratchathani - Yasothon
  • Bangkok (Don Mueang) - Ubon Ratchathani - Sisaket
  • Ubon Ratchathani - Udon Thani - Vientiane


Nok Air at Ubon Ratchathani Airport
Thai Lion Air B737 - 900ER at Ubon Ratchathani Airport

Statistics[edit]

Passenger Movements[edit]

Year Number of
passengers
Aircraft
movements
2005 387,159 2,986
2006 372,633 3,270
2007 387,586 3,369
2008 391,772 3,355
2009 393,449 2,930
2010 452,944[1] 3,903[1]
2011 614,686[2] 5,370[2]
2012 733,893[3] 5,595[3]
2013 835,648[4] 6,340[4]
2014 1,076,957 7,752
2015 1,467,256 10,951
2016 1,726,061 11,697
2017 1,791,828 12,042

Busiest Domestic Routes[edit]

Busiest domestic routes to and from Ubon Ratchathani Airport (2017)
Rank Airport Passengers handled
1 Bangkok–Don Mueang 1,411,945
2 Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi 259,721
3 Pattaya (UTapao) 65,675
4 Chiang Mai 53,790

Military use[edit]

Established in the 1950s as a Royal Thai Air Force base, it was used by the United States Air Force and the Royal Australian Air Force during the Vietnam War.

The airport is currently an active Royal Thai Air Force base, the home of 2nd Air Division/21st Wing Air Combat Command. The 211sq Eagles fly Northrup F-5E/F Tiger II fighter aircraft.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ubon Ratchathani Airport, Monthly Traffic 2010" (PDF). Department of Civil Aviation. Retrieved 2015-02-07. 
  2. ^ a b "Ubon Ratchathani Airport, Monthly Traffic 2011" (PDF). Department of Civil Aviation. Retrieved 2015-02-07. 
  3. ^ a b "Ubon Ratchathani Airport, Monthly Traffic 2012" (PDF). Department of Civil Aviation. Retrieved 2015-02-07. 
  4. ^ a b "Ubon Ratchathani Airport, Monthly Traffic 2013" (PDF). Department of Civil Aviation. Retrieved 2015-02-07. 

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