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Ubon Ratchathani Airport



For the Australian and United States use of the facility during the Vietnam War see Ubon Royal Thai Air Force Base

Ubon Ratchathani Airport (IATA: UBP, ICAO: VTUU) is a commercial airport located in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand.

Airlines and destinations

Domestic Airlines

  • Nok Air (Bangkok - Don Mueang International Airport)
  • Thai Air Asia (Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Phuket [Begins 12 October])
  • Thai Airways International (Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi)

Military Use

As well as being a commercial facility, Ubon Ratchathani Airport is also an active Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) base, the home of 2nd Air Division/21st Wing Air Combat Command.

The 211sq "Eagles" fly the Northrup F-5E/F "Tiger II"" fighter aircraft.

History

During the Vietnam War the facility was known as Ubon Royal Thai Air Force Base, serving as a front-line base of the United States Air Force. It subsequently becam an international civilian airport, with direct flights to Vietnam. These flights proved unprofitable, and while the "international" signage is still in place, only domestic flights have operated for a number of years. In 2008 here were up to six flights per day from Bangkok to Ubon Ratchathani, all then returning within the hour to Bangkok: 3 were operated by Thai Airways, 2 by Air Asia and 1 by Nok Air. Nok Air ceased their service in mid 2008, and Thai Airways and Air Asia each ceased one of their own lights, so that in January 2009 there are only 2 Thai Airways (early morning and evening) and 1 Air Asia flight (midmorning) each day. Thai Airways expects to reintroduce their afternoon service in late January 2009. Nok Air now (August 2010) has three flights from Bangkok to Ubon.

Accidents and incidents

  • On 9 August 1983, Douglas VC-47B L2-30/07/641 of the Royal Thai Air Force crashed on take-off from Ubon Ratchathani AFB on a military flight. All five people on board were killed, along with four on the ground.


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General Info
Country Thailand
ICAO ID VTUU
Time UTC+7
Latitude 15.251278
15° 15' 04.60" N
Longitude 104.870231
104° 52' 12.83" E
Elevation 406 feet
124 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
Opr H24.
119.9
236.6
GND
Opr H24.
121.9
275.8
ATIS
Opr 2300-1400Z.
373.0
APP
Opr 2330-1430Z OT 3 hr PN to ATC.
123.5
257.8


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
05/23 9848 x 148 feet
3002 x 45 meters
ASPHALT 061FCXT YES


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
TACAN UBL UBON 093X - 1.0 NM 226.1
VOR-DME UBL UBON 074X 112.7 At Field -
NDB UB UBON - 373 At Field -


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.

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

Unknown fuel type or whether there is any fuel.
JASU AM32A-60A
AIR: 150+/-5lb/min (2055+/-68cfm) at 51+/- psia, AC: 120/208v, 400 cycle, 3 phase, 75kva, 0.75pf, 4 wire, DC:28v, 200 amp, 5.6kw


Remarks
CSTMS/IMG Avbl O/R.
FUEL (NC-100LL, A1). Avbl 0100-1130Z.
JASU (MD-3)(AM32A-60A)
MISC Sec Opr Agcy - RTAF. No USAF mil fac avbl.
NS ABTMT Acft to land Rwy 23; tkof Rwy 05.
OPR HOURS Opr 2300-1430Z OT 1 hr PN to ATC.



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