The economy of Thailand is based on tourism and in ninety cases out of a hundred travelers come to this country by flying through the air, often very long – more than ten hours. Therefore tormented crowded and stuffy passenger cabin airports Of Thailand are presented as the threshold of the heavenly bushes that, in principle, not too far from the truth.
There are air ports around every major city or tourist center. And in Bangkok there are two of them: old Don Muang, most used for domestic flights, and new – Suvarnabhumi, the main international airport in Thailand. This is where tourists arrive with a transfer to Pattaya
Today we will talk about which airports in Thailand is the most densely touristy and what they noteworthy. And interested in how many airports in Thailand will answer right now: there are more than fifty, thirty of which are received and sent exclusively civilian side. The rest share runways (WFP) with the Royal Air Force.
Suvarnabhumi Airport in Thailand – the main air harbor kingdom. The first board adopted them in 2006 . Difficult from the first time the name translates as “Golden Land”. The name was given to him by the king himself, reminding everyone arriving in his possession of the legendary kingdom that existed here in ancient times. From taxi drivers you can hear both – “Suvannapum” or “Suanaphum”, unofficial, used in everyday life. And evil tongues claim that the earlier place called “Swamp Cobra”.
It is located 2five kilometers east of the administrative the center of Bangkok and is connected with it by a separate overhead metro line. During the year almost fifty million pass through its terminals. person. Accepts international and domestic flights. Takes area of 3 thousand hectares. The building of the main terminal is four-story, two runways are four 000 and 37 00 meters long. There are plans for construction of the second stage of this Thai airport – increasing the number of runways to four and building a terminal for low-cost companies.
Don Muang Airport in Thailand is called “old”, and this is not an exaggeration – it has been exploited since March 19 14 of the year. In 2006, in terms of passenger traffic, it was the second in Southeast Asia and the 1eight th in the world. Located 24 kilometers to north of the capital, is connected to it by road and rail expensive (Hua Lamphong station).
Today it serves passenger and cargo flights, in including charter, on the domestic lines of the country, but the status international he did not lose. Very popular with tourists air harbor since most of it is based there low-cost companies and ticket prices are affordable.
Phuket Airport in Thailand is considered the second significance, and it has been operating for more than twenty years. Has a status international, there are direct flights to Moscow, Helsinki, Paris, Munich, but most overseas flights go to countries Indochina Peninsula and Japan.
It is located thirty kilometers north of Phuket Town, next to Mai Khao beach. Passenger terminal two-storeyed. The first is the zone arrival, the second – departure. Direct regular bus service only with Phuket Town. To get to other points of the island will have to do a transplant. Tourists, who arrived on vouchers, meet the buses that deliver them to the door of the hotel. how This service is usually included in the tour price.
Samui Airport in Thailand – one of the few in country of privately owned air harbors. is he owned by Banqkok Airways, which dictates ticket prices, which are usually expensive. Receives and sends flights from 1989 of the year.
The architecture of the terminal is remarkable: it is styled as an arbor with high bunk roof, supported by pillars, similar on palm trunks. Inside there are comfortable wicker chairs, The center is a large green flower bed.
This Thai airport is very well located: on the central the island of the archipelago, next to the ferry. This is the place where going “crazy” party-goers traveling to the island of Ko Phangan There are monthly parties “Full Moon Party” – a three-day full moon event.
Utapao International Airport in Thailand – Air gate province of Rayong. He is on the shores of Siam Gulf, forty-three kilometers south-east of Pattaya and in twenty-five northwest of the city of Rayong. Was originally royal air force base, now serves and commercial civil flights. Before the construction of Suvarnabhumi unloaded Don Muang, who choked on the flow of tourists. In the period of the military the 2008 coup was the only active Thai airport in the country.
It still has the status of a strategic object, therefore has a taxi service. All other services, including a restaurant, a jewelry shop and an internet cafe are functioning. Is an intermediate landing point for flights to Samui and Phuket
Chiang Mai Airport in Thailand – these are the main air gates of the northern provinces. By load and volume passenger traffic is the third in the country. Passenger terminal adjacent to a military base. Due to the proximity of the city – located in three kilometers from its center, does not accept airplanes from midnight and till five in the morning.
Accepts local and international flights. Two-story building The airport is divided into two terminals – local and international. By The level of comfort ranks fourth in the world, is considered one of best transit airports. It has several restaurants. There is a grocery store and many small souvenir shops.
Krabi and Khat Yai
Krabi Airport in Thailand is growing infrastructure designed for the upcoming increase tourist flow. Serves resorts of Ao Nang, Raleigh, Haad Yao, Phi Phi, Koh Lanta. New four-story terminal, in terms of similar on the plane, opened in 2006. At the same time increased to 3 thousand meters runway length Has international status, sends flights to Singapore and Malaysia, but most flights are domestic. Is able take up to 3 million passengers a year, but so far this figure is not exceeds one and a half. The service infrastructure is underdeveloped, there is medical center, cafe, small shops. Krabi Town is about twelve. kilometers
Suratthani Airport in Thailand has status international, it is located nearby (about 21 km) from Suratthani town of the same name, the center of the province of the same name. The only place in the south of the country where they are served low-cost companies. If it is important for you to get from Bangkok on Samui and then from Samui on Koh Phangan with the smallest costs, then purchase tickets to this air port. True, the bus ride to the ferry will take you all day. The terminal is small and the service infrastructure is poorly developed in it, although everything you need is there.
Nakhon Si Thammarat
Airport Nakhon Si Thammarat in Thailand is considered regional, it serves domestic flights from Don Muang. Located 14 km from the city of the same name, the center of the province. Suratthani competes because ticket prices can change depending on the time of day as well as the time required in order to get to Donsak pier by land transport (more than an hour) with a transfer to Paromdo Islands Samui, Koh Phangan or Koh Tao. To the last, closest to get from Thai Chumphon Airport.
Chumphon Airport in Thailand was opened in 2008 year, located in the heart of the country at a distance of 500 kilometers from Bangkok and 35 from the city of the same name. This is the The nearest air harbor from Koh Tao. With it you can realize flights from Bangkok to Samui and Koh Phangan. In the building itself There are snack shops and souvenir shops.