Thailand by Air

Find out about Thai international and domestic airports...

The international airport Suvarnabhumi in Bangkok is used for international flights and connecting domestic flights. All Thai Airways flights depart and arrive from Suvarnabhumi, the airlines Nok Air and One-Two-Go still operate from the old international airport at Don Muang.

Phuket International Airport serves flights from Bangkok, Pattaya, Chiang Mai and international destinations such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumper, Australia and destinations in Europe. There are many direct charter flights from Europe during the high season. The airport is located at the north end of Phuket Island, on the west coast next to the beach.

U-Tapao Airport, the closest airport to Pattaya, presently only serves Phuket and Ko Samui. It is located approximately 35 Km South of Pattaya and is approximately a one-and-a-half-hour drive from Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok.

Chiang Mai Airport serves Northern Thailand, a region that is becoming increasingly popular with tourists and has regular flights to Singapore, China, Taiwan, Myanmar and Laos.

Krabi Airport serves mostly domestic flights to Bangkok and a flight to Koh Samui, but also has international flights to Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and charter flights from Europe.

Thailand's national airline is Thai Airways which serves many major tourist and international destinations. Bangkok Airways covers many destinations in Southeast Asia as well as areas within the country. Air Asia, a budget airline in Southeast Asia, flies to some European destinations including the UK.