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Airports

Airports

Airports of Thailand Public Company Limited is a state enterprise under the supervision of the Ministry of Transportation. It oversees all airports in Thailand.

Thailand has 38 airports, including seven international airports. Six of them are located in Bangkok, Samutprakarn, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Phuket, Hat Yai, which are under the supervision of Airports of Thailand Public Company Limited while U-Tapao International Airport is operated by Royal Thai Navy.

International services are provided by many carriers, including the country’s national carrier, Thai Airways International Public Co., Ltd. Thai Airways flies to 66 cities in 36 countries throughout the world and is part of the Star Alliance Network, which is composed of 27 airlines, providing a network of airlines that covers the whole world.

In addition, domestic services are available to all regions of Thailand through both Thai Airways International and numerous low-cost carriers.

Suvarnabhumi Airport: A Regional Aviation Hub

In 2018, air traffics ended with growth in aircraft movements, passengers and air cargo volume. Although the growth rate declined from previous years due to many airports almost reached its operating capacities. Airlines still increased their flights and switched some services from Domestic to International in respond to an increased in air travel demand especially from China. Aircraft movements increased from 833,084 to 887,602 flights. Number of passengers increased from 133.12 to 140.47 million, while freight and mail volume slightly.

Suvarnabhumi Airport served 110 airlines provided international scheduled services at Suvarnabhumi Airport, with 51.23 million of international passengers. The number of passengers who travelled with scheduled flights was accounted for 99% of total international passengers.

Suvarnabhumi Airport has planned the development project which is divided into 4 phases as follows:

1. Suvarnabhumi Airport Development Project Phase 2 (Present - 2021) is aimed to increase Suvarnabhumi Airport’s annual passenger handling capacity to 60 million. The project is currently under construction.

2. Suvarnabhumi Airport Development Project Phase 3 (2017 - 2021) is aimed to increase Suvarnabhumi Airport’s handling capacity of air traffic movements until 2025 with annual passenger handling capacity not less than 90 million. It is broken down into 2 projects as follows:

2.1 Construction Project of the Second Passenger Terminal

The construction project of the Second Passenger Terminal to handle 30 million passengers per year is currently in the process of procuring a designer and is planned to begin construction in 2019 and be completed by 2021.

2.2 Construction of the Third Runway

The construction of the third Runway coupled with runway and taxiway systems is currently in the design process and is planned to begin construction in 2019 and be completed by 2021.

3. Suvarnabhumi Airport Development Project Phase 4 (2020 - 2026) is aimed to increase Suvarnabhumi Airport’s handling capacity of air traffic movements until 2030 with annual passenger handling capacity to 105 million.

4. Suvarnabhumi Airport Development Project Phase 5 (2025 - 2030) is aimed to increase Suvarnabhumi Airport’s handling capacity of air traffic movements until 2035 with annual passenger handling capacity to 120 million.

Bangkok is one of the main aviation hubs in the region-alongside Hong Kong, Incheon and Singapore. It is also well placed to be a hub to Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam-as their economies develop.”
Tony Tyler, Director General and CEO of IATA (February 2012)

OBG The Report,Thailand 2012


Hours of Operation: 24 hours

Aircraft parking space: 120, of which 8 are for Airbus A380 (5 of them are contact gates)

Duty-Free Zone (Cargo Warehouses) : The government has a policy to promote Suvarnabhumi Airport as a Center of Aviation, Passenger and Cargo Transportation. Therefore, the Duty-Free Zone was created in order to facilitate the handling of inbound, outbound cargo and transit cargo with minimum customs procedure. The Duty Free Zone is located in the northwest end of the Airport, and has a total area of 549,416 m2 or about 345 Rai, as a well as public area of 111,156 m2 .The main buildings consist of

- Thai Airways International Public Company Limited and WFS-PG Cargo Company Limited Cargo handling building.
- 4 Warehouse
- 4 Freight Forwarding Agency Buildings
- Office Building for Customs Office and related government agencies
- Free Trade Zone Administrator Building

Phuket International Airport

Phuket International Airport ranks second in the country in terms of passenger and cargo volume. Thanks to the fascinating tourist attractions, including the world famous beaches in Phuket and the nearby provinces coupled with a complete range of tourist services, Phuket International Airport welcomes millions of passengers each year.

Phuket International Airport served 54 scheduled airlines and handled 118,280 flights, which was 11.49% higher than the previous year. Out of the total flights, 63,766 were international scheduled and chartered flights, representing a 19.94% increase. Total domestic flights were 54,514 representing a 3.00% increase. The airport served a total of 18,221,525 passengers, an increase of 8.11% over the previous year. This included 10,403,613 international passengers, an increase of 13.13%; while domestic passengers amounted to 7,817,894 or a 2.08% increase. The total freight and postal parcels handled at the airport increased by 14.34% to 60,950 tons, including 45,085 tons of international freight which increased by 19.80% from the previous year and 15,864 tons of domestic freight, representing a 1.23% increase.

Chiang Mai International Airport

Chiang Mai International Airport is the gateway to Northern Thailand which is renowned for its breathtaking natural attractions and deep-rooted cultural traditions. The airport has contributed greatly to tourism in the North over the years. Plans are being made to improve and expand the airport. The development plans are as follow:

1.Chiang Mai International Airport Development Project Phase 1 (2018 - 2022) is aimed to increase airport handling capacity of air traffic movements until 2025 with annual passenger handling capacity to 16.5 million. The project is currently in the process of requesting for budget approval.

2. Chiang Mai International Airport Development Project Phase 2 (2021- 2025) is aimed to increase airport handling capacity of air traffic movements until 2035 with annual passenger handling capacity to 20 million.

Thailand’s Flights and Passenger Growth at AOT airports, Fiscal Year 2018

Air traffic movements (flights)
Airport's Name 2017 2018 %
Suvarnabhumi Airport 345,767 369,476 5.41
Don Mueang International Airport 253,544 272,361 6.08
Chiang Mai International Airport 72,041 78,210 8.63
Mae Fah Luang-Chiang Rai International Airport 16,901 20,072 13.65
Phuket International Airport 104,849 118,280 11.49
Hat Yai International Airport 30,472 29,203 -2.87
Total 6 airports 823,574 887,602 6.54
Total passenger volume (persons)
Airport's Name 2017 2018 %
Suvarnabhumi Airport 59,079,550 63,379,077 4.41
Don Mueang International Airport 37,183,617 40,758,148 6.42
Chiang Mai International Airport 9,973,449 10,989,869 7.42
Mae Fah Luang-Chiang Rai International Airport 2,385,224 2,867,289 14.54
Phuket International Airport 16,230,431 18,221,525 8.11
Hat Yai International Airport 4,347,130 4,256,107 -2.55
Total 6 airports 129,199,401 140,472,015 5.53

2018 Thailand’s Air Transport Movement

Volume/Year 2017 2018 %
Total passengers (in Persons) 129,199,401 14,0472,015 5.53
Total cargo & postal parcels (in Tons) 1,574,855 1,637,398 2.65
Total aircraft movements (in Flights) 823,574 887,602 6.54

U-Tapao International Airport

U-Tapao International Airport is located in the Pla subdistrict of the Baanchang district in the province of Rayong. It occupies an area of land approximately 1040 hectares (6,500 rai, 2,570 acres) in size and spans from the Baan Chang to Sattahip districts in Rayong.

Presently U-Tapao International Airport has one runway of a standard length of 3,500 meters and width of 60 meters with 52 bays, which when functioning at maximum capacity can support up to 20 million passengers per year. There is currently 1 passenger terminal which can support 700,000 domestic and international passengers per year, and with continued expansion of the second passenger terminal, this value will increase to 3 million passengers per year.

Currently undertaken development plans call for government brownfield expansions in making way for a second runway, the Aviation Training Center, and public utility systems, as well as greenfield expansions for Phase 1 of the MRO facilities, Phase I Air Cargo facilities, where the latter is done in collaboration with the Thai Airways PCL, and the Aviation Training Center through collaboration with the Civil Aviation Training Center.

Sources : Airports of Thailand Public Company Limited and www.eeco.or.th Last updated : October 30, 2019

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