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Ubon Ratchathani Airport
Ubon Ratchathani Airport
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Summary
Airport typePublic / Military
OperatorDepartment of Airports
ServesUbon Ratchathani
Location297 Thep Yotee Rd, Nai-Mueang, Mueang Ubon Ratchathani, Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
Elevation AMSL406 ft / 124 m
Coordinates15°15?04.60?N 104°52?12.83?E / 15.2512778°N 104.8702306°E / 15.2512778; 104.8702306Coordinates: 15°15?04.60?N 104°52?12.83?E / 15.2512778°N 104.8702306°E / 15.2512778; 104.8702306
Websitewww.ubonairport.com
Map
UBP is located in Thailand
UBP
UBP
Location of airport in Thailand
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05/23 9,848 3,002 Asphalt
Statistics (2019)
Passengers1,790,734

Ubon Ratchathani Airport (Thai: ?) (IATA: UBP, ICAO: VTUU) is an airport in the capital district of Ubon Ratchathani, in Ubon Ratchathani Province, Northeastern Thailand. It currently serves as both a commercial airport and as a Royal Thai Air Force base.

Commercial history

After the Vietnam War the facility became[when?] an international civilian airport, with direct flights to Vietnam.[] These flights proved unprofitable, and while the international signage is still in place, only domestic flights have operated for a number of years.[]

Airlines and destinations

Nok Air at Ubon Ratchathani Airport
Thai Lion Air B737 - 900ER at Ubon Ratchathani Airport

Fly'n'Ride Service by Nok Air

  • Bangkok (Don Mueang) - Ubon Ratchathani - Amnat Charoen
  • Bangkok (Don Mueang) - Ubon Ratchathani - Mukdahan
  • Bangkok (Don Mueang) - Ubon Ratchathani - Yasothon
  • Chiang Mai - Ubon Ratchathani - Amnat Charoen
  • Chiang Mai - Ubon Ratchathani - Mukdahan
  • Chiang Mai - Ubon Ratchathani - Yasothon

Statistics

Passenger movements

Year Number of
passengers
Aircraft
movements
2005 387,159 2,986
2006 372,633 3,270
2007 387,586 3,369
2008 391,772 3,355
2009 393,449 2,930
2010 452,944[1] 3,903[1]
2011 614,686[2] 5,370[2]
2012 733,893[3] 5,595[3]
2013 835,648[4] 6,340[4]
2014 1,076,957 7,752
2015 1,467,256 10,951
2016 1,726,061 11,697
2017 1,791,828 12,042
2018 1,832,340 11,795
2019 1,790,734 12,017

Busiest domestic routes

Busiest domestic routes to and from Ubon Ratchathani Airport (2017)
Rank Airport Passengers handled
1 Bangkok-Don Mueang 1,411,945
2 Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi 259,721
3 Pattaya (UTapao) 65,675
4 Chiang Mai 53,790

Military use

Established in the 1950s as a Royal Thai Air Force base, it was used by the United States Air Force and the Royal Australian Air Force during the Vietnam War.

The airport is currently an active Royal Thai Air Force base, the home of 2nd Air Division/21st Wing Air Combat Command. The 211sq Eagles fly Northrup F-5E/F Tiger II fighter aircraft.

References

  1. ^ a b "Ubon Ratchathani Airport, Monthly Traffic 2010" (PDF). Department of Civil Aviation. Retrieved .
  2. ^ a b "Ubon Ratchathani Airport, Monthly Traffic 2011" (PDF). Department of Civil Aviation. Retrieved .
  3. ^ a b "Ubon Ratchathani Airport, Monthly Traffic 2012" (PDF). Department of Civil Aviation. Retrieved .
  4. ^ a b "Ubon Ratchathani Airport, Monthly Traffic 2013" (PDF). Department of Civil Aviation. Retrieved .

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