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Udon Thani International Airport
Udon Thani Airport
Udon Thani Airport
IATA: UTH – ICAO: VTUD
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Government
Location Udon Thani
Elevation AMSL 579 ft / 176 m
Coordinates 17°23′11″N 102°47′18″E / 17.38639°N 102.78833°E / 17.38639; 102.78833Coordinates: 17°23′11″N 102°47′18″E / 17.38639°N 102.78833°E / 17.38639; 102.78833
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
12/30 10,000 3,048 Asphalt

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

Udonthani International Airport (IATA: UTH, ICAO: VTUD) is an airport located near the city of Udon Thani (Thai: อุดรธานี also Udorn Thanee) in Udon Thani Province in the northeast region of Thailand. It is approximately 280 miles (450 km) northeast of Bangkok. It currently has domestic flights to Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang) and Phuket (on Thai AirAsia) plus an international link to Luang Phrabang, the second largest city of Laos (twice weekly on Lao Airlines since November 2008). In 2006 the airport had 677,411 passengers movements and 1,558 MT cargo movements.

Domestic airlines and destinations

  • Thai Airways International (Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi}
  • Nok Air (Bangkok-Don Mueang)
  • Nok Mini (Chiang Mai)
  • Thai AirAsia (Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Phuket)

Udon Thani Airport

Udon Thani International Airport
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Udon Thani Airport

Udon Thani International Airport
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Udon Thani Airport

Udon Thani Airport Terminal
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Udon Thani Airport

Runway of UTH
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Military Use

As well as being a commercial facility, Udon Thani International Airport is also an active Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) base, the home of Wing 23, 2nd Air Division Air Combat Command.

231 Squadron flies 17 (out of 18 delivered) Dassault-Breguet-Dornier Alpha Jet A airplanes acquired second hand from the German Air Force and delivered in 2001. 231 Squadron previously flew F-5A/RF-5A/F-5B Freedom Fighter airplanes.

History

During the Vietnam War the facility was known as Udorn Royal Thai Air Force Base, serving as a front-line base of the United States Air Force and was the Asian Headquarters for Air America. On February 8, 2006, an international group of skydivers from 31 countries called "the World Team" set a World Record for the largest freefall formation, a 400-way, over the Udon Thani airport.

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General Info
Country Thailand
ICAO ID VTUD
Time UTC+7
Latitude 17.386436
17° 23' 11.17" N
Longitude 102.788247
102° 47' 17.69" E
Elevation 579 feet
176 meters
Type Civil
Magnetic Variation 000° W (01/06)
Beacon Yes
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
Operating Hours 24 HOUR OPERATIONS


Communications
TWR 122.5
355.4
RDO 6595
5631
GND 121.9
275.8
ATIS
Mon-Fri 0100-0900
236.0
392.5
APP 126.2
236.6


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
12/30 10000 x 148 feet
3048 x 45 meters
ASPHALT 065FCXT YES


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
TACAN UDN UDON 086X - At Field -
VOR-DME UDN UDON 090X 114.3 At Field -
NDB UD UDON - 236 1.1 NM 095.1


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.

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


Remarks
CAUTION 98' obst 1148' to thld Rwy-12 and 689' fr rgt side of rwy cntrline.
CSTMS/IMG Avbl O/R.
FUEL A1 (Petroleum Auth of TH fone C66-42-222-345, Avbl 0600-2200). (NC-100LL).



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