daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Infrastructure and Mobility Forums > Airports and Aviation > Airports

Airports discussions about existing airports



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old September 13th, 2012, 03:42 PM   #1
Mikesconstra
BANNED
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 149
Likes (Received): 91

HKT | Phuket Airport

Airports of Thailand (AoT) has begun work on Phuket International's THB5.7bn ($182m) expansion project. The contract has been awarded to Sino-Thai Engineering & Construction Public Company and is expected to be completed by April 2015.

The project will be performed in phases, with the first consisting of the construction of a new international terminal capable of handling six million passengers per year, which is expected to take one year to complete.

AoT said that following the completion of the new international terminal construction, work on modifications to the old terminal will commence.

AoT said that following the completion of the new international terminal construction, work on modifications to the old terminal will commence.

According to the airport operator, completion of first phase of the project will expand the airport's handling capacity to 12.5 million international and domestic passengers every year, up from 6.5 million.

http://constructionreviewonline.com/...nsion-underway
Mikesconstra no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old September 13th, 2012, 03:56 PM   #2
EK413
Registered User
 
EK413's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 3,891
Likes (Received): 1895

This post is useless without any images
__________________
EK413
Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. We are tonight’s entertainment!
EK413 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 14th, 2012, 12:22 AM   #3
Wezza
©
 
Wezza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Townsville
Posts: 8,888
Likes (Received): 998

Good news. HKT is pretty bad as it is now.
Wezza no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 14th, 2012, 08:53 AM   #4
knrOctober
Since 2552
 
knrOctober's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: 55000
Posts: 1,693
Likes (Received): 1084

Quote:
Originally Posted by EK413 View Post
This post is useless without any images

Quote:
Originally Posted by Home Hug View Post
Phuket Airport expansion finally underway

Phuket Gazette – Saturday, September 1, 2012 5:25:00 PM



An artist's impression shows what the front of Phuket Airport, after the 5.7 billion baht project is complete, is expected to look like. Image: AoT



The post-renovation interior is expected to inspire a brighter outlook. Image: AoT

PHUKET: Wing Commander Pratheep Wichittho, Deputy Director of Airports of Thailand (AOT) Public Co Ltd, today announced that the long-awaited 5.7-billion-baht expansion project at Phuket International Airport is finally underway.

Mr Pratheep was joined at a press conference at the Royal Phuket City Hotel by Phuket Airport Director Prathuang Sornkham, who said that the expansion project would not adversely affect passengers, as construction traffic would use a separate access point.

Mr Prathuang also reassured the audience that airport security would be maintained throughout the construction.

“To protect against sabotage, we have implemented “level 3” security measures, which include random checks of vehicles entering the airport or construction site,” he said.

Mr Prathuang went on to address the ominous topic of taxi and bus transportation facilities at the new, improved airport.

“Right now, as the project is starting, taxi management at the airport is run from an office beside the building. During construction, it will not descend into the chaos it was before, with taxi drivers trying to grab passengers just stepping out from the airport exit. The taxi operators will be at their own counters and the lanes outside arrivals will be for pick-up only,” he said.

As an aside, Mr Prathuang touched on the matter of the current taxi concessions. “The taxi companies are asking for a reduction in the fees, but this is a business and they accepted the terms and conditions when they signed their contract with us.

“If we reduce the fees [for the companies currently holding the concessions], how will other companies who also bid for the contract react? They’d probably lodge a complaint,” he said.

Ending the subject, Mr Prathuang said that once the new building was finished, the various taxi, bus and car parking zones would be decided and clearly marked.

The new airport will increase the number of parking spaces from 500, to 1,500.

Looking at the bigger picture, the 5.7-billion-baht airport expansion will increase the number of both international and domestic passengers the facility was designed to handle from the current 6.5 million to 12.5mn per year. The current limit has already been surpassed, with 8.4mn transiting through the airport last year. That figure is projected to increase by 11 per cent to 9.3mn by the end of this year.

While the number of flights in and out of the airport will remain unchanged at 20 per hour, the expansion will see the addition of 10 more aircraft bays, bringing the number to 25, and another four passenger boarding gantries, to a total of 11.

One disappointment for the director was the lack of space to include a special handling area for arriving and departing small VIP jet aircraft.

“We would like to have a jet terminal facility [to handle important passengers], but with the limited land available it can’t be built,” he said.















http://www.phuketgazette.net/phuket_...way-16815.html


http://www.skyscrapercity.com/newrep...ply&p=94725263
knrOctober no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 14th, 2012, 08:54 AM   #5
knrOctober
Since 2552
 
knrOctober's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: 55000
Posts: 1,693
Likes (Received): 1084

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zhang Sitthi View Post
New Terminal 3 Phuket International Airport, Thailand 2013

[IMG]
Thanks: ฝากรูป[/IMG]

[IMG]
Thanks: ฝากรูป[/IMG]

Thanks: ฝากรูป

[IMG]
Thanks: ฝากรูป[/IMG]

[IMG]
Thanks: ฝากรูป[/IMG]
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/newrep...ply&p=90422034
knrOctober no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 14th, 2012, 10:52 AM   #6
EK413
Registered User
 
EK413's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 3,891
Likes (Received): 1895

Quote:
Originally Posted by knrOctober View Post
Finally something to look forward to next time I travel via HKT...

However the new terminal appears to be offset from the existing is this due to land restrictions...

Congratulation HKT
__________________
EK413
Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. We are tonight’s entertainment!
EK413 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 28th, 2012, 12:47 AM   #7
koresh
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 4,281
Likes (Received): 1368

Phuket Airport

Click on individual image for a larger view.







koresh no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 28th, 2012, 08:49 PM   #8
hmmwv
Registered User
 
hmmwv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Seattle
Posts: 2,391
Likes (Received): 420

I was there a couple of weeks ago, it's an okay airport, but as an international tourism destination Phuket can really use a nice new terminal.
__________________
The building under construction next to Shanghai Tower is Oriental Financial Center. The "plot" next to Jinmao is reserved green belt and no skyscraper will be built there.
hmmwv no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 29th, 2012, 12:57 AM   #9
koresh
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 4,281
Likes (Received): 1368

Click on individual image for a larger view.

Airlines Serving Phuket



Phuket Airport Board



Entering Airport



Departure Terminal



Departure Schedule



Check-In counter



Heading towards security check



Check-In counters



Waiting Area



Departure Schedule

koresh no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 1st, 2012, 01:24 PM   #10
koresh
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 4,281
Likes (Received): 1368

Waiting area near gate



Air Side View through windows



Waiting Area


koresh no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 21st, 2012, 06:20 AM   #11
knrOctober
Since 2552
 
knrOctober's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: 55000
Posts: 1,693
Likes (Received): 1084

Phuket Airport closure leaves more than 1,000 stranded

PHUKET: More than 1,000 passengers were stranded at Phuket International Airport last night after an emergency landing by an Air Berlin flight forced authorities to cancel all inbound and outbound flights.


Pic from : manager online

Air Berlin flight AB-7425 from Phuket to Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates, took off from Phuket at its scheduled time of 9:26pm, but was forced to make an emergency landing about 40 minutes later due to a reported engine fire.

The plane made a safe landing and no injuries were reported, but the aircraft burst several tyres during the emergency procedure.

With the aircraft still on the runway, officials diverted all flights from the airport, leaving a total of 1,016 passengers stranded overnight, said an airport press release.

Many were forced to seek accommodation on the island, while hundreds slept at the airport.

Phuket Airport reopened at 3:35am after the Air Berlin Airbus 330-200 was removed from the runway, said Airport Director Prathuang Sornkham.

"Several of the aircraft's tyres burst during the emergency landing. It took seven hours to replace the tyres before we could move the plane to safety," explained Airport Director Prathuang.

"We are now waiting for mechanics to arrive to inspect the engine and determine what the fault was," he added.

Phuket Governor Maitri Inthusut arrived at the airport last night to speak with passengers stranded at the terminal.

"The passengers seem to understand that this was an unforeseeable event and that we are we doing the best we can," he said.

Air Berlin today issued a statement over the incident.

"Air Berlin confirms that an incident took place today on flight AB7425 from Phuket to Abu Dhabi. The Airbus A330 was able to land safely in Phuket; all 249 passengers are safe and were able to disembark normally via the steps.

"No precise details are known at present regarding the incident. It cannot be confirmed that the engine caught fire.

"Air Berlin is already in dialogue with the local authorities and is assisting them in their investigation of the incident. For the time being, Air Berlin's main priority is to take care of its passengers on the ground in Phuket," the statement said.


Source : nationmultimedia.com
knrOctober no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 31st, 2013, 05:43 PM   #12
Mac007
Registered User
 
Mac007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Phuket
Posts: 833
Likes (Received): 295

Phuket International Airport expansion
























http://www.thephuketnews.com/airport...onth-32940.php




Quote:
Originally Posted by Tambralinga View Post
ท่าอากาศยานนานาชาติภูเก็ต (Phuket International Airport)
ภาพโดย : Tambralinga









__________________

fieldsofdreams, melrocks50 liked this post
Mac007 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 1st, 2013, 01:04 AM   #13
EK413
Registered User
 
EK413's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 3,891
Likes (Received): 1895

Air Berlin flight AB-7425 from Phuket to Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates, took off from Phuket at its scheduled time of 9:26pm, but was forced to make an emergency landing about 40 minutes later due to a reported engine fire.

I know the AB emergency is old news but wouldn't it made more sense to continue on and divert into BKK considering it was 40 minutes into the flight???
__________________
EK413
Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. We are tonight’s entertainment!
EK413 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 1st, 2013, 04:11 AM   #14
fieldsofdreams
PH + SF Super Moderator
 
fieldsofdreams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Manila • San Francisco
Posts: 18,825
Likes (Received): 11258

It could be done, but I believe that it was for the interest of the passengers and crew to return to HKT as that was the origin airport to begin with.

And by the way, it looks like flights between Phuket and the Philippines are increasing, with Cebu Pacific already doing this flight 3x weekly (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from Manila; Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from Phuket), and Tigerair Philippines doing this once weekly (Tuesdays from Manila, Wednesdays from Phuket). Sadly, though, the flights operate at night, with red-eye departures from Thailand... hopefully, a daily service during the day will be mounted to complement the existing services.
__________________
Anthony or FOD the MOD • Urban Studies & Planning, SF State, UC Berkeley, and San Jose State
Philippine ForumsSF Bay Area ForumsBay Area TransitNEW! SF Bay Area and NorCal in Pictures
Photo Albums: FlickrPhotobucketInstagram

Rohnert Park • Rio Vista • Richmond • Redwood City • Portola Valley • Pleasanton • Pleasant Hill

Iggis, arki neg liked this post
fieldsofdreams no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 1st, 2013, 04:53 AM   #15
EK413
Registered User
 
EK413's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 3,891
Likes (Received): 1895

Quote:
Originally Posted by fieldsofdreams View Post
It could be done, but I believe that it was for the interest of the passengers and crew to return to HKT as that was the origin airport to begin with.
Best interests of the passengers and crew? Factor in this was an emergency and BKK have the facilities to accommodate the disrupted passengers and crew on alternative flights eg EY from BKK.
__________________
EK413
Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. We are tonight’s entertainment!
EK413 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 1st, 2013, 05:35 AM   #16
fieldsofdreams
PH + SF Super Moderator
 
fieldsofdreams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Manila • San Francisco
Posts: 18,825
Likes (Received): 11258

Quote:
Originally Posted by EK413 View Post

Best interests of the passengers and crew? Factor in this was an emergency and BKK have the facilities to accommodate the disrupted passengers and crew on alternative flights eg EY from BKK.
That's true. But, the decision was made by the pilot, hence the plane returned to HKT instead of moving on to BKK and do the emergency landing there. At least the crew had extra time to return to HKT probably because it isn't that crowded nor busy than BKK.
__________________
Anthony or FOD the MOD • Urban Studies & Planning, SF State, UC Berkeley, and San Jose State
Philippine ForumsSF Bay Area ForumsBay Area TransitNEW! SF Bay Area and NorCal in Pictures
Photo Albums: FlickrPhotobucketInstagram

Rohnert Park • Rio Vista • Richmond • Redwood City • Portola Valley • Pleasanton • Pleasant Hill
fieldsofdreams no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 14th, 2014, 08:09 AM   #17
Mac007
Registered User
 
Mac007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Phuket
Posts: 833
Likes (Received): 295

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chad View Post




__________________
Phuket Photos
Mac007 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 14th, 2014, 08:13 AM   #18
Mac007
Registered User
 
Mac007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Phuket
Posts: 833
Likes (Received): 295


Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom111 View Post





phuketwan
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom111 View Post









__________________
Phuket Photos

melrocks50, EK413 liked this post
Mac007 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 14th, 2014, 12:22 PM   #19
melrocks50
See you on a dark night
 
melrocks50's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Bangkok
Posts: 2,441
Likes (Received): 1503

Nice! Any updates on when it is scheduled to be complete?
melrocks50 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 14th, 2014, 06:59 PM   #20
Le Male
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Bangkok / Paris
Posts: 477
Likes (Received): 724

Quote:
Originally Posted by melrocks50 View Post
Nice! Any updates on when it is scheduled to be complete?
As per this article, the new terminal which will increase the airport capacity to 12.5 million passengers should be ready by 2016 (mid-2015 according to Bangkok Post).

The temporary terminal (the almost-done terminal shown in the pictures above) was supposed to be completed by the end of 2013 though (I'm not sure if it has opened already). So maybe a few months delay as usual. :-)
Le Male está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
south asian hub airport

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 10:45 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

tech management by Sysprosium