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Phuket International Airport
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Airports of Thailand PCL (AOT)
Serves Phuket
Location 222 Mai Khao, Thalang, Phuket, Thailand
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 82 ft / 25 m
Coordinates 08°0647N 098°1900E / 8.11306°N 98.31667°E / 8.11306; 98.31667Coordinates: 08°0647N 098°1900E / 8.11306°N 98.31667°E / 8.11306; 98.31667
Website phuketairportthai.com
Map
HKT
Location of Phuket Airport in Thailand
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 3,000 9,843 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Total Passengers 16,855,637 11.6%
International passengers 9,200,058 13.5%
Domestic passengers 7,655,579 9.4%
Aircraft Movements 106,093 8.5%
Freight (tonnes) 53,199 23.1%
Sources: Airport[1]

Phuket International Airport (Thai: ) (IATA: HKT, ICAO: VTSP) is an international airport serving the Phuket Province of Thailand. It is in the north of Phuket Island, 32 kilometres (20 mi) from the centre of Phuket City. The airport plays a major role in Thailand's tourism industry, as Phuket Island is a popular resort destination. It is the third-busiest airport in Thailand in terms of passengers, after Suvarnabhumi Airport and Don Mueang International Airport in the Bangkok Metropolitan Region. The airport set a record 15.1 million arrivals and departures in 2016, up 17.8 percent from 2015.[2]

Facilities

Terminals

The airport has three terminals: Terminal 2 is used for international flights, and Terminal 3 for domestic flights. Terminal X for charter flights opened in February 2014.

Phuket Airport underwent a 5.14-billion-baht expansion and renovation, with the work completed in 2016.[3] The capacity of the new international terminal is five million passengers per year.[4] The expansion increased airport capacity to 12.5 million passengers a year from its previous capacity of 6.5 million.[5] A rail link from an alternate airport, Krabi, was suggested in 2012, as Phuket is congested with little room to expand.[6]

Flightline

The airport is at an elevation of 82 feet (25 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 09/27 with an asphalt surface measuring 3,000 by 45 metres (9,843 ft × 148 ft).[7]

Airport facts:

Airport service hours : 24hours
Runway : 09/27, 3,000 metres long and 45 metres wide.
Capacity : 30 flights per hour
Characteristics : asphaltic concrete
Durability : PCN 60/F/C/X/T
Taxiways : Seven
Apron Area : 56,461 m²
Aircraft Parking Stand : Seven parking stands provided for aircraft which are
  • Two parking stands with contact gates.
  • Five remote parking bays.

Airlines and destinations

AirlinesDestinations
Aeroflot MoscowSheremetyevo
AirAsia Kuala LumpurInternational, Penang
Air China BeijingCapital, Chengdu,[8] Hangzhou
Asia Atlantic Airlines Charter: Harbin, Shenyang
Asiana Airlines SeoulIncheon
Azur Air Ukraine Seasonal charter: KievBoryspil (begins 6 November 2018)[9]
Bangkok Airways BangkokSuvarnabhumi, Chiang Mai, Hat Yai, Ko Samui, PattayaU-Tapao
Beijing Capital Airlines Sanya
Cathay Dragon Hong Kong
China Eastern Airlines Chengdu, Hangzhou, Kunming, Nanjing, Ningbo, ShanghaiPudong, Taiyuan, Xi'an
China Southern Airlines Changsha, Guangzhou, Guiyang, Nanning, Shenzhen, Wuhan, Zhengzhou
Chongqing Airlines Chongqing
Edelweiss Air Seasonal: Zürich
Emirates DubaiInternational
Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki
Firefly Penang
GoAir Bengaluru (begins 9 December 2018),[10] Delhi,[11] Mumbai [11]
Hainan Airlines BeijingCapital, Haikou, Shenzhen[12]
Hebei Airlines Shijiazhuang
HK Express Hong Kong
IndiGo Delhi (begins 23 November 2018) [13]
Jetstar Airways Melbourne, Sydney
Jetstar Asia Airways Singapore
Jin Air SeoulIncheon
Juneyao Airlines Nanjing,[14] ShanghaiPudong
Korean Air SeoulIncheon
Kunming Airlines Kunming
LOT Polish Airlines Seasonal charter: WarsawChopin (begins 6 November 2018)[15]
Lucky Air Kunming, Zhengzhou
Mahan Air Seasonal charter: TehranImam Khomeini
Malaysia Airlines Kuala LumpurInternational
Malindo Air Kuala LumpurInternational
Myanmar National Airlines Yangon
New Gen Airways Nakhon Ratchasima[16]
Charter: Hangzhou, Hohhot, Wuxi
Nok Air BangkokDon Mueang, BeijingCapital[17]
Charter: Chengdu, Nanning, Nantong
Nordwind Airlines Seasonal charter: Chelyabinsk,[18] Irkutsk,[18] Khabarovsk,[18] MoscowSheremeteyevo,[18] Nizhny Novgorod,[18] Rostov-on-don-Platov,[18] St. Petersburg,[18] Ufa,[18] Yakutsk,[18]
Okay Airways Tianjin, Xi'an
Seasonal: Hangzhou[19]
Pegas Fly Seasonal charter: Belgorod (begins 30 December 2018),[18] Blagoveshchensk,[18] Chita,[18] Krasnodar (begins 27 December 2018),[18] KrasnoyarskYemelyanovo,[18] Novosibirsk,[18] Orenburg,[18] Perm,[18] Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky,[18] Samara,[18] Surgut,[18] Tyumen,[18] Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk[18]
Qatar Airways Doha
Rossiya Airlines Seasonal charter: MoscowVnukovo[20]
Royal Flight Seasonal charter: Barnaul (begins 23 December 2018),[18] MoscowSheremetyevo, Novokuznetsk (begins 29 December 2018),[18] Omsk (begins 11 November 2018),[18] Tomsk (begins 29 December 2018)[18]
S7 Airlines Irkutsk (resumes 30 December 2018)
Scoot Singapore
Shandong Airlines Changsha, Jinan, Qingdao, Xiamen[21]
Shenzhen Airlines Chengdu, Guangzhou,[22] Shenzhen
Sichuan Airlines Chengdu, Chongqing
SilkAir Singapore
Spring Airlines Chengdu, Ningbo, ShanghaiPudong, Yangzhou
Sunday Airlines Seasonal charter: Almaty,[23] Astana ,[23] Bishkek (begins 24 December 2018)[23]
Thai AirAsia BangkokDon Mueang, Chiang Mai, Hong Kong, Khon Kaen, Kunming, Macau, PattayaU-Tapao, Siem Reap, Singapore, Udon Thani, Wuhan
Thai Airways BangkokSuvarnabhumi, BeijingCapital, Frankfurt
Seasonal: Copenhagen, StockholmArlanda
Thai Lion Air BangkokDon Mueang, Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing,[24] Hangzhou, Hefei, Nanjing, ShanghaiPudong, Tianjin,[25] Xi'an,[26] Zhengzhou[27]
Thai Smile BangkokSuvarnabhumi, Chiang Mai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong[28]
Charter: Lanzhou[29]
Thai Vietjet Air BangkokSuvarnabhumi, Chiang Rai[30]
Tianjin Airlines Chongqing, Tianjin
TUI Airways Seasonal: Birmingham,[31] LondonGatwick, Manchester
Seasonal charter: Copenhagen,[32] Gothenburg,[33] Helsinki,[34] StockholmArlanda[33]
Turkish Airlines IstanbulAtatürk
VietJet Air Ho Chi Minh City
XiamenAir Fuzhou, Xiamen

Traffic statistics

Phuket is a favourite tourist destination in the region. International passengers mainly come from Asia Pacific and Europe.[35] In 2012 it ranked second-busiest in total passenger traffic, after Suvarnabhumi Airport in the Bangkok metropolitan area. In mid-2015 the airport, designed to handle 20 flights per hour, was servicing 23 per hour.[36]

Phuket airport handled 12.9 million passengers in 2015, 12.8 percent more than 2014, with international numbers rising 8.27 percent to 6.95 million and domestic up 18.6 percent to 5.9 million. Aircraft movements grew 11.6 percent to 84,758, with 43,996 international (up 7.63 percent) and 40,762 domestic (up 16.1 percent).[3]

Passenger movements
Year Domestic International Total Change%
1995 1,730,895 919,503 2,650,398 9.68
1996 1,896,068 879,688 2,775,756 4.73
1997 1,898,303 942,336 2,840,639 2.34
1998 2,132,108 1,010,606 3,142,714 10.63
1999 2,035,836 1,189,895 3,225,731 2.64
2000 2,171,146 1,358,745 3,541,575 9.43
2001 2,240,264 1,370,429 3,610,693 2.29
2002 2,230,663 1,382,858 3,613,521 0.08
2003 2,104,548 1,496,401 3,600,949 0.35
2004 2,826,022 2,024,879 4,850,901 34.71
2005 2,246,723 922,311 3,169,034 34.67
2006 3,032,976 1,677,723 4,710,699 48.65
2007 3,513,966 2,190,399 5,704,365 21.09
2008 3,321,443 2,409,305 5,703,748 0.46
2009 3,489,012 2,290,906 5,779,918 0.86
2010 3,701,427 3,342,356 7,043,783 21.87
2011 4,097,276 4,370,719 8,467,995 20.22
2012 4,475,624 5,065,928 9,541,552 12.68
2013 4,958,880 6,383,611 11,342,491 18.87
2014 4,976,451 6,425,047 11,401,498 0.52
2015 5,909,356 6,950,000 12,859,356 12.8
2016 6,997,879 8,109,306 15,107,185 17.48
2017 7,655,579 9,200,058 16,855,637 11.6%
Aircraft movements
Year Domestic International Total Change%
1995 11,135 9,380 20,515 6.79
1996 11,586 9,626 21,212 3.40
1997 11,402 10,257 21,659 2.11
1998 9,673 10,272 19,945 7.91
1999 9,391 11,887 21,278 6.68
2000 11,850 11,472 23,322 9.61
2001 12,705 12,467 25,172 7.93
2002 10,920 12,248 23,168 7.96
2003 12,669 12,015 24,684 6.54
2004 16,765 15,917 32,682 32.40
2005 14,115 9,970 24,085 26.30
2006 17,207 13,680 30,887 28.24
2007 23,915 16,884 40,799 32.09
2008 20,814 17,177 37,991 6.88
2009 20,883 16,987 37,870 0.32
2010 25,311 23,257 48,568 28.25
2011 27,932 28,741 56,673 16.69
2012 28,578 32,426 61,004 7.64
2013 32,370 40,219 72,589 18.99
2014 35,096 40,878 75,974 4.66
2015 40,762 43,996 84,758 16.1
2016 48,883 48,930 97,813 15.40
2017 52,609 53,484 106,093 8.5%
Freight tonnage
Year Domestic International Total Change%
1995 5,659 5,021 10,680 198.16
1996 7,994 5,620 13,614 27.47
1997 8,285 7,522 15,807 16.11
1998 8,213 7,683 15,896 0.56
1999 10,963 11,455 22,418 41.03
2000 9,841 11,091 20,932 6.63
2001 9,345 9,651 18,996 9.25
2002 10,352 12,855 23,207 22.17
2003 10,866 12,338 23,204 0.01
2004 13,382 14,659 28,041 20.85
2005 12,306 6,425 18,731 33.20
2006 13,384 4,729 18,113 3.30
2007 13,268 6,452 19,720 8.87
2008 12,671 6,535 19,206 2.61
2009 13,195 7,780 20,975 9.21
2010 17,434 12,810 30,244 44.19
2011 17,627 10,687 28,314 6.38
2012 18,798 15,541 34,339 21.28
2013 17,234 17,386 34,620 0.82
2014 17,653 22,631 40,284 16.36
2015 14,552 22,822 37,374 5.73
2016 14,676 28,538 43,214
2017 15,670 37,529 53,990 23.1%
Busiest international routes
Busiest international routes to and from Phuket Airport (2016)[37]
Rank Airport Passengers handled Change%
1 Singapore 970,219 2.75
2 Kuala Lumpur 689,787 0.31
3 Hong Kong 671,801 7.27
4 ShanghaiPudong 607,549 2.67
5 SeoulIncheon 568,723 20.43
6 Chengdu 420,339 11.55
7 Dubai-International 398,764 61,85
8 Moscow-Sheremetyevo 324,209 94.55
9 Doha 281,580 68.12
10 Chongqing 266,942 9.61
11 Beijing-Capital 219,287 28.80
12 Abu Dhabi 215,557 7.49
13 Moscow-Domodedovo 183,018 155.52
14 Guangzhou 155,068 41.95
15 Shenzhen 140,911 74.86
16 Wuhan 126,618 387.12
17 Sydney 109,003 18.56
18 Melbourne 105,687 16.45
19 Zhengzhou 90,072 118.76
20 Xi'an 84,964 36.94
Top destinations
Busiest international routes from Phuket by flights per week 2017
Rank Destinations Frequency (Weekly) Airlines
1 Singapore 75 Jetstar Asia Airways, SilkAir, Thai AirAsia, Tigerair/Scoot
2 Kuala LumpurInternational 56 AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines, Malindo Air
3 ShanghaiPudong, China 42 Juneyao Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Spring Airlines
4 Hong Kong 35 Cathay Dragon, Hong Kong Express Airways, Thai AirAsia, Thai Airways
5 BeijingCapital, China 18 Air China, Hainan Airlines, Thai Airways
6 SeoulIncheon, South Korea 18 Korean Air, Asiana
7 Chengdu, China 18 China Eastern Airlines, Nok Air, Shenzhen Airlines, Sichuan Airlines
8 Chongqing, China 18 Chongqing Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Tianjin Airlines
9 DubaiInternational, United Arab Emirates 14 Emirates
10 Doha, Qatar 14 Qatar Airways
11 Guangzhou, China 14 China Southern Airlines
12 Shenzhen, China 13 China Southern Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines
13 Changsha, China 10 China Southern Airlines, Shandong Airlines
14 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 7 Etihad
15 MoscowSheremetyevo, Russia 7 Aeroflot
Busiest domestic routes
Busiest domestic routes to and from Phuket Airport (2016)[37]
Rank Airport Passengers handled Change%
1 BangkokDon Mueang 3,371,740 27.24
2 BangkokSuvarnabhumi 2,792,807 10.97
3 Chiang Mai 455,649 7.40
4 Samui 179,230 12.32
5 Udon Thani 108,754 2.45
6 Hat Yai 40,028 389.28
7 Rayong 34,791 5.78
8 Chiang Rai 13,622 151,255.56
Phuket Airport Passenger Totals (millions)

Incidents and accidents

  • On 15 April 1985 a Thai Airways Boeing 737-2P5 crashed, killing all 11 people on board. The crew had issued a radio call informing air traffic control that both engines had flamed out. No cause could be determined for the engine shutdown.[38]
  • On 31 August 1987 Thai Airways Flight 365 from Hat Yai International Airport crashed into the ocean upon final approach, killing all 83 people on board. The investigation determined pilot error as the primary cause.[39]
  • On 16 September 2007 One-Two-GO Airlines Flight 269 arriving on a scheduled flight from Bangkok's Don Mueang Airport crashed after hitting the runway while attempting to land in driving rain and severe wind shear. The McDonnell Douglas MD-82 slid off the runway, split into two, and exploded into flames after an apparent attempt to execute a go-around moments before touchdown. There were 123 passengers and 7 crew on board. 89 died and 40 were injured.[citation needed]

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External links

Media related to Phuket International Airport at Wikimedia Commons
Phuket travel guide from Wikivoyage


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