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Samui International Airport
Samui International Airport Departure Terminal
Samui International Airport
IATA: USM – ICAO: VTSM
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Bangkok Airways
Location Na Thon, Ko Samui
Elevation AMSL 64 ft / 20 m
Coordinates 09°32′52″N 100°03′44″E / 9.54778°N 100.06222°E / 9.54778; 100.06222
Website www.samuiairportonline.com
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
17/35 6,759 2,060 Asphalt
Statistics (2009)
Flights 17,707
Departing Passengers 691,283
Arriving Passengers 673,851
Total Passengers 1,365,439

Samui Airport (IATA: USM, ICAO: VTSM), also known as Ko Samui Airport or Koh Samui Airport, is a privately owned airport on the island of Ko Samui (Koh Samui) in Thailand. The airport is located roughly 2 km north of the main village Chaweng.

Samui Airport is an unusual airport because there is no indoor area, except the gift shop. The airport has 2 terminals (Domestic & International). The International terminal is located about 50 metres north of the domestic. The airport is located near the Big Buddha Pier where ferries to Ko Pha Ngan depart from. High speed ferries to Koh Tao and Chumphon depart from the Maenam beach pier, located approx 6 km North west of the airport. It was built by Bangkok Airways. Construction began in 1982 and was officially opened in April 1989.

Samui International Airport

Samui International Airport
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Samui International Airport

Samui International Airport
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Samui airport runway
Samui airport runway

Samui International Airport
Samui International Airport

Airlines and destinations

 

Domestic

  • Bangkok Airways (Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Chiang Mai, Krabi, Phuket, Trat [begins 2 December], U-Tapao)
  • Thai Airways International (Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi)

International

  • Bangkok Airways (Hong Kong, Singapore)
  • Berjaya Air (Subang)
  • Firefly (Subang)

Weather and climate

Climate data for Ko Samui, Thailand
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Average high °C (°F) 29.0
(84.2)
29.5
(85.1)
30.7
(87.3)
32.1
(89.8)
32.6
(90.7)
32.2
(90)
Average low °C (°F) 24.1
(75.4)
25.0
(77)
25.6
(78.1)
26.1
(79)
25.8
(78.4)
25.5
(77.9)
Precipitation mm (inches) 137.8
(5.425)
57.8
(2.276)
77.8
(3.063)
76.6
(3.016)
146.5
(5.768)
112.7
(4.437)
Source: World Weather Information Service: Ko Samui, Thailand


Climate data for Ko Samui, Thailand
Month Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 32.0
(89.6)
31.9
(89.4)
31.6
(88.9)
30.5
(86.9)
29.5
(85.1)
29.1
(84.4)
32.6
(90.7)
Average low °C (°F) 25.1
(77.2)
25.1
(77.2)
24.8
(76.6)
24.4
(75.9)
24.1
(75.4)
23.9
(75)
23.9
(75)
Precipitation mm (inches) 122.8
(4.835)
118.7
(4.673)
116.8
(4.598)
290.2
(11.425)
489.6
(19.276)
209.1
(8.232)
1,956.4
(77.024)
Source: World Weather Information Service: Ko Samui, Thailand

Statistics

Year Flights Arriving Passengers Departing Passengers Total Passengers
2005 15,818 584,023 621,313 1,205,336
2006 18,762 689,063 711,196 1,400,259
2007 15,783 577,600 611,554 1,189,154
2008 17,707 673,851 691,283 1,365,439
Source: Thailand's Department of Civil Aviation

Accidents and incidents

  • On 21 November 1990, a Bangkok Airways de Havilland Canada DHC-8-103 crashed while attempting to land in heavy rain and high winds. All 38 people on board were killed.
  • On 4 August 2009, Bangkok Airways Flight 266, operated by an ATR-72 between Krabi and Koh Samui skidded off the runway, killing one of the pilots.


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General Info
Country Thailand
ICAO ID VTSM
Time UTC+7
Latitude 9.547794
09° 32' 52.06" N
Longitude 100.062272
100° 03' 44.18" E
Elevation 64 feet
20 meters
Type Civil
Magnetic Variation 000° W (01/06)
Beacon Yes
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
Near City Surat Thani
Island Group Samui I
Operating Hours SEE REMARKS FOR OPERATING HOURS OR COMMUNICATIONS FOR POSSIBLE HOURS


Communications
TWR
Opr 2300-1500Z.
118.9
ATIS
Opr 2300-1500Z.
128.6
APP
Opr 2300-1500Z
129.6
305.4


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
17/35 6759 x 148 feet
2060 x 45 meters
ASPHALT 038FBWT NO


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME SMU SAMUI 123X 117.6 At Field -
NDB SM SAMUI - 316 At Field -


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.


Remarks
CAUTION 65' trees on apch end Rwy 17.
CSTMS/IMG Avbl O/R.
FUEL (NC-A1)
OPR HOURS Opr 2300-1400Z, OT 1 hr PN.



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