Guide to Phuket International Airport (Thailand)

AirAsia Airbus A320-200 at Phuket International Airport in Phuket, Thailand. Photo Credit: Accidental Travel Writer

Phuket Internaitonal Airport is an international airport serving the island of Phuket, a popular tourist destination in Southern Thailand.

The airport is the busiest airport in Thailand outside of Bangkok, the nation’s capital. The air field is served by 50 scheduled airlines, both domestic and interantional, serving more than 12 million airline passengers a year.

Chartered flights link the airport to addtional travel destinations, many of them operating on a seasonal basis.



image-of-phuket-international-airport-shuttleThe airport is a hub for Bangkok Airways, Orient Thai Airlines, Thai AirAsia, and Thai Airways.

The following Accidental Travel Writer affiliates serve the airport:

  • Emirates Airline
  • Etihad Airways
  • Qatar Airways

Thse three Gulf-based carriers offer connections to a vast array of travel destinaitons in Africa, the Americas, Europe, and the Middle East through their hubs in Abu Dhabi, Doha, and Dubai.

The airport is located in the northwestern part of the island. It is 32 kilometres north of Phuket City.

The closest beach resorts are located in Nai Yang, with many of them offering complimentary shuttle bus services to and from the airport.