|Surat Thani International Airport
|IATA: URT – ICAO: VTSB
||Public & Military
||Department of Aviation
||87 m / 286 ft
||09°07′57″N 99°08′08″E / 9.1325°N 99.13556°E
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)
- Thai AirAsia (Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi)
- Nok Air (Bangkok-Don Mueang)
- Thai Airways International (Bangkok-Survanabhumi)
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
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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09° 07' 57.37" N
099° 08' 08.11" E
||Joint (Civil and Military)
||000° W (01/06)
||MILITARY - CIVIL JOINT USE AIRPORT
||SEE REMARKS FOR OPERATING HOURS OR COMMUNICATIONS FOR POSSIBLE HOURS
||9843 x 148 feet
3000 x 45 meters
||Distance From Field
||Bearing From Navaid
||Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.|
JP-8, SemiKeroscene MIL Spec T-83133, without icing inhibitor
100/130 MIL Spec, low lead, aviation gasoline (BLUE)
||When TKOF/LDG - obstructions near runway.
||(NC-100LL, A1). Avbl 0100-1200Z.
||Sec Opr Agcy - RTAF.
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