Phuket International Airport HKT-VTSP

Phuket International Airport (IATA: HKT, ICAO: VTSP) is an airport serving the Phuket Province of Thailand. It is located in the north of Phuket Island, 32 kilometres 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 second busiest airport in Thailand in terms of passengers (but not cargo), after Suvarnabhumi Airport in the Bangkok metropolitan area.

The airport has two terminals. Terminal 1 is used for international flights and Terminal 2 is used for national flights. The airport has several shops, a duty-free shop and restaurants.

Series of two photos taken before the Tsunami

Past incidents and accidents
* 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.
* 31 August 1987: Thai Airways Flight 365 crashed into the ocean on final approach, killing all 83 people on board. The investigation determined pilot error as the primary cause.

* 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 heavily 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 41 were injured.

Airlines and destinations

International Airlines
* AirAsia (Kuala Lumpur-Sepang)
o Thai AirAsia (Singapore)
* Air China (Beijing-Capital)
* Asiana Airlines (Seoul-Incheon) seasonal
* China Airlines (Taipei-Taoyuan)
* China Southern Airlines (Guangzhou)
* Condor Airlines (Frankfurt)
* Dragonair (Hong Kong)
* Hong Kong Express Airways (Hong Kong)
* Jetstar Airways (Sydney)
* Korean Air (Seoul-Incheon)
* LTU International (Munich)
* Malaysia Airlines (Kuala Lumpur-Sepang)
o Firefly (Penang)
* Orient Thai Airlines (Hong Kong, Karachi, Kathmandu)
* Phuket Air (Kathmandu)
* Shanghai Airlines (Shanghai-Pudong)
* SilkAir (Singapore)
* SkyStar Airways (Busan, Seoul-Incheon)
* Tiger Airways (Singapore)
* Thai Airways International (Hong Kong, Perth, Taipei-Taoyuan, Seoul-Incheon, Tokyo-Narita)
* Transaero (Moscow-Domodedovo)
* Uni Air (Kaohsiung)

International Airlines - Charter
* Belair (Zurich)
* Finnair (Helsinki, Oulu)
* Hong Kong Airlines (Hong Kong)
* Israir (Tel Aviv)
* Livingston Airlines (Milan-Malpensa departure only, Phnom Penh arrival only)
* Novair (Stockholm-Arlanda, Copenhagen, Gothenburg)
* Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia (Billund, Copenhagen, Malmö, Oslo, Stockholm-Arlanda)
* TransAsia Airways (Taipei-Taoyuan)
* TUIfly Nordic (Copenhagen, Malmö, Oslo, Stockholm-Arlanda)
* XL Airways France (Brussels, Paris-Charles de Gaulle)

Domestic Airlines
* AirAsia
o Thai AirAsia (Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi)
* Bangkok Airways (Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Pattaya-Utapao, Samui)
* Nok Air (Bangkok-Don Mueang)
* Orient Thai Airlines (Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi)
o One-Two-GO Airlines (Bangkok-Don Mueang)
* Thai Airways International (Bangkok-Don Mueang, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Chiang Mai Arrival only)

Web References:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Palace
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phuket_International_Airport


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