For the United States use of the facility during the Vietnam War see Udorn Royal Thai Air Force Base
Udon Thani International Airport ( Thai: ท่าอากาศยานอุดรธานี) ( IATA: UTH, ICAO: VTUD) is an airport near the city of Udon Thani ( Thai: อุดรธานี also Udorn Thanee) in Udon Thani Province in the northeast region of Thailand. It is approximately 450 km (280 mi) northeast of Bangkok. It currently has domestic flights to Bangkok ( Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang), Chiang Mai (on Nok Air), and Phuket (on Thai AirAsia). In 2006 the airport had 677,411 passengers movements and 1,558 MT cargo movements. In 2013, the airport handled 1,325,305 passengers. As of end of November 2014, it handled 1,498,652 passengers and 3,278 tonnes of freight. [1 ] [2 ]
History [ edit ]
Vietnam War the facility was known as , serving as a front-line base of the Udorn Royal Thai Air Force Base United States Air Force and was the Asian headquarters for Air America.
On 8 February 2006, an international group of skydivers from 31 countries called the "World Team" set a world record for the largest freefall formation, a
400-way, over the Udon Thani airport.
Airlines and destinations [ edit ]
Military use [ edit ]
As well as being a commercial facility, Udon Thani International Airport is also an active
Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) base, the home of Wing 23, 2nd Air Division Air Combat Command. The 231 Squadron flies 17 (out of 18 delivered) Dassault-Breguet-Dornier Alpha Jet A airplanes acquired second-hand from the German Air Force and delivered in 2001. The squadron previously flew F-5A/RF-5A/F-5B Freedom Fighter airplanes.
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]
Media related to Udon Thani International Airport at Wikimedia Commons
Udon Thani travel guide from Wikivoyage