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Phuket International Airport is an airport serving the Phuket Provincemarker of Thailandmarker. It is located in the north of Phuket Islandmarker, 32 kilometres from the centre of Phuket Citymarker. 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 Airportmarker in the Bangkokmarker metropolitan area.

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

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 Airportmarker 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. 90 died and 40 were injured.

Airlines and destinations

Terminal 1 (International)

Terminal 2 (Domestic)


Image:Phuketinternationalentrance2.png|Welcome signImage:Thailand-Aerial-view-of-Phuket-International-Airport-Apr-2003-01.jpg|Aerial view of the airportImage:One-Two-GO Airlines HS-UTK.jpg|One-Two-GO Airlines HS-UTKImage:Phuket international airport runway.jpg|RunwayImage:Aerial view phuket international airport.jpg|Aerial viewImage:Phuket international airport tower.jpg|Control towerImage:Plane takeoff at phuket international airport.jpg|Plane landing


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