Ubon Ratchathani Airport

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For past and present military use of this airport, including military accidents and incidents, see Ubon Royal Thai Air Force Base.
Ubon Ratchathani Airport
ท่าอากาศยานอุบลราชธานี

IATA: UBPICAO: VTUU

UBP is located in Thailand
UBP
UBP
Location of airport in Thailand
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Department of Civil Aviation (Thailand) (DCA)
Location 297 Thep Yotee Rd, Tambon Nai-Mueang, Amphoe 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
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05/23 9,848 3,002 Asphalt

Ubon Ratchathani Airport (IATA: UBPICAO: VTUU) is near the city of Ubon Ratchathani, in Ubon Ratchathani Province, Northeastern 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]

Airlines Destinations
Kan Air Chiang Mai
Nok Air Bangkok-Don Mueang
Thai AirAsia Bangkok-Don Mueang
Thai Lion Air Bangkok-Don Mueang
Thai Smile Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi

Fly and Ride Service by Nok Air

Fly-Thru Service by Nok Air and Scoot Airlines

  • Singapore - Bangkok Don Mueang - Ubon Ratchathani

Statistics[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]

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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