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Samui Airport (IATA: USM, ICAO: VTSM), also known as Ko Samui Airport or Koh Samui Airport, is a privately owned airport on the island of Ko Samui (Koh Samui) in Thailand. The airport is located roughly 2km north of the main village Chaweng.

Samui Airport is an unusual airport because there is no indoor area, except the gift shop. The airport has 2 terminals (Domestic & International). The International terminal is located about 50 metres north of the domestic. The airport is located near the Big Buddha Pier where ferries to Ko Pha Ngan depart from. High speed ferries to Koh Tao and Chumphon depart from the Maenam beach pier, located approx 6km North west of the airport

Airlines and destinations

Domestic
Bangkok Airways (Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Chiang Mai, Krabi, Phuket, U-Tapao)
Thai Airways International (Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi)

International
Bangkok Airways (Hong Kong, Singapore)
Berjaya Air (Subang)
Firefly (Subang)




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Amazing airport!!! So clean and feel like home! My mother brought a small gift for me from there, fridge magnet SAMUI AIRPORT, i hope i can visit soon such a beautiful place like Koh Samui..
 

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Wow, this airport looks awesome. Love the local authentic look, almost like Soekarno-Hatta International in Jakarta.
 

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I love airport like this. Do not need to look for a hotel. If they have a room, I will stay right at the airport and go home.
 

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Samui international passengers face higher service charge

By The Nation 17/02/2010


Bangkok Airways, a sub-lessee and a property manager of Samui Airport, has been granted permission from Department of Civil Aviation to increase the International Passenger Service Charge (International PSC) for Samui Airport, from Bt500 to Bt600 per ticket.

This will impact passengers whose air tickets are issued from March 1.

DBS Vickers Securities (Thailand) considered this increase as a positive news for Samui Airport Property Fund (SPF), the 30-year airport leasee formed in 2006 with Bangkok Airways as a principal unit holder.


The increase in service charge will generate additional income of Bt20 per an international departing passenger whose ticket is issued from March 1 onwards to the fund. Note that international passengers accounted for 32 per cent of total passengers of 775,201 in 2009.


Currently, the service charge collected by Bangkok Airways is Bt300 per passenger for domestic flights and Bt500 per passenger for international flights. SPF, however, currently gets Bt300 per all types of passengers from the airline which has to shoulder all operating expenses of the airport.


According to the leasehold agreement, SPF will earn 20 per cent, on the upside, if the service charge collected by the operator increases from the current rate. This means that from March 1, SPF will receive Bt320 revenue per an international passenger.


In 2009, the number of passengers to Samui grew 4.3 per cent on year.
 

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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/index.php/e-news/71-e-news-intros/1173-work-on-phuket-airport-expansion-underway
 

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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_news/2012/Phuket-Airport-expansion-finally-underway-16815.html
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