Phuket International Airport
222 Moo 6, Talbol Mai Kwao
(IATA abbreviation: HKT)
Phuket International Airport is ranked 3 busiest airports in Thailand. It is located in the south of the Phuket Peninsula, some 20-30 miles north of the cities of Phuket, Patong, Karon and Kata. This can easily be done by taxi for 800-1000 THB but also by local bus. There are 3 terminals at this airport to handle the Phuket HKT arrivals. Terminal 1 is a new international terminal serving Phuket Airport international arrivals and departures. There are several floors here with the arrivals hall, departures area with the gates, check-in counters and shops / restaurants. Terminal 2 is next to Terminal 1 and is easy to walk to. It is an older terminal that has been renovated. Ground level offers space for the baggage claim and arrivals area. Upper level is for check-in counters and gates to board.
There is 1 runway at the airport, which is on the coast. Despite the fact that there is only 1 runway, there are millions of travelers who use the airport every year. There were 18,118,440 in 2019, a six-fold increase from 15 years earlier when there were only 3.1 million passengers in 2005. Incidentally, more than 100 thousand Phuket aircraft arrivals and departures. Compared to Chiang Mai, there are more international flights (60%) than domestic flights (40%). This is partly because it is a beach destination without too many trips elsewhere in the country. Despite the fact that the destination is very popular with people from Europe and Australia, most flights are of Asian origin (whether or not because of a stopover in one of the following destinations). Singapore with 1 million passengers far ahead. With Jetstar Asia Airways, SilkAir / Singapore Airlines, Thai AirAsia and Scoot, they have the most Phuket Airport Arrivals and Departures of all. The summit is followed by Kuala Lumpur (AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines, Malindo Air), Shanghai, Hong Kong, Chengdu, Seoul, Doha, Beijing, Dubai and Moscow.