Udon Thani International Airport
|Udon Thani International Airport
|Operator||Department of Airports|
|Location||224 Tambon Mak Khaeng, Amphoe Mueang Udon Thani, Udon Thani, Thailand|
|Elevation AMSL||579 ft / 176 m|
- 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. In 2015, it handled 2,213,689 passengers and 3,678 tonnes of freight.
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
|Nok Air||Bangkok-Don Mueang, Chiang Mai|
|Thai AirAsia||Bangkok-Don Mueang, Phuket, U-Tapao|
|Thai Lion Air||Bangkok-Don Mueang, Hat Yai|
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.
- Udon Thani International Airport Homepage
- Airport information for VTUD at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
- Udon Thani Airport Guide
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