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Surat Thani International Airport
IATA: URT – ICAO: VTSB
Summary
Airport type Public & Military
Operator Department of Aviation
Location Surat Thani
Elevation AMSL 87 m / 286 ft
Coordinates 09°07′57″N 99°08′08″E / 9.1325°N 99.13556°E / 9.1325; 99.13556
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04/22 3,000 9,843 Asphalt

Surat Thani Airport (IATA: URT, ICAO: VTSB) is situated in the Phunphin district, Surat Thani province, Thailand. The airport, which is located 21 km west of Surat Thani, is also the Wing 7 Airforce base. Surat Thani has a single paved runway.

On December 11, 1998, Thai Airways International Flight 261, an A310-200 (HS-TIA) bound for Surat Thani from Bangkok, was making its third landing attempt in heavy rain and crashed into a rice paddy about 2 miles (3 km) from the airport; 101 of the 146 passengers and crew aboard were killed.

Airlines and destinations

International airlines all charters

  • Air Finland (Helsinki, Stockholm)
  • TUIfly Nordic (Helsinki, Stockholm)
  • China Southern Airlines (Guangzhou)

Domestic airlines

  • Thai AirAsia (Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi)
  • Nok Air (Bangkok-Don Mueang)
  • Thai Airways International (Bangkok-Survanabhumi)

Statistics

2005

  • Movements - 5,983
  • Passenger departures - 102,808
  • Passenger arrivals - 101,338
  • Total passenger - 204,146
  • Outgoing cargo - 1,149,551 kg
  • Incoming cargo - 503,988 kg

2006

  • Movements - 3,810
  • Passenger departures - 144,946
  • Transit - 1,214
  • Passenger arrivals - 142,246
  • Total passenger - 288,406
  • Outgoing cargo - 925,074 kg
  • Incoming cargo - 579,877 kg
  • Outgoing mail cargo - 27 kg
  • Incoming mail cargo - 79,319 kg

2007

  • Movements - 3,030
  • Passenger departures - 165,540
  • Transit - 512
  • Passenger arrivals - 161,718
  • Total passenger - 327,770
  • Outgoing cargo - 590,167 kg
  • Incoming cargo - 347,545 kg
  • Outgoing mail cargo - 103 kg
  • Incoming mail cargo - 0 kg

2008

  • Movements - 2,874
  • Passenger departures - 168,154
  • Transit - 455
  • Passenger arrivals - 170,734
  • Total passenger - 338,938
  • % Change +3.42%
  • Outgoing cargo - 853,562 kg
  • Incoming cargo - 585,402 kg
  • Transfer - 269 kg
  • Outgoing mail cargo - 3 kg
  • Incoming mail cargo - 0 kg

Military use

As well as being a commercial facility, Suratthani Airport is also an active Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) base, the home of 4nd Air Division/7nd Wing Air Combat Command.

The 701 sqdn. "Shark" fly the SAAB Jas-39 C/D "Gripen" fighter aircraft.



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General Info
Country Thailand
ICAO ID VTSB
Time UTC+7
Latitude 9.132603
09° 07' 57.37" N
Longitude 99.135586
099° 08' 08.11" E
Elevation 20 feet
6 meters
Type Joint (Civil and Military)
Magnetic Variation 000° W (01/06)
Beacon Yes
Operating Agency MILITARY - CIVIL JOINT USE AIRPORT
Operating Hours SEE REMARKS FOR OPERATING HOURS OR COMMUNICATIONS FOR POSSIBLE HOURS


Communications
TWR 122.7
274.5
RDO 6577
5490
GND 121.9
275.8
ATIS 338.0
APP
Opr 2330-1430Z.
129.6
305.4


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
04/22 9843 x 148 feet
3000 x 45 meters
ASPHALT 065FCXT YES


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
TACAN SRT SURAT THANI 079X - At Field -
VOR-DME STN SURAT THANI 043X 110.6 At Field -
NDB SR SURAT THANI - 338 At Field -


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.

JP-8, SemiKeroscene MIL Spec T-83133, without icing inhibitor

100/130 MIL Spec, low lead, aviation gasoline (BLUE)


Remarks
CAUTION When TKOF/LDG - obstructions near runway.
CSTMS/IMG Avbl O/R.
FUEL (NC-100LL, A1). Avbl 0100-1200Z.
MISC Sec Opr Agcy - RTAF.
OPR HOURS Opr 2300-1400Z.



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