The airport of Phuket does not only service passengers and tourists staying on Phuket as many tourists who are going for example to Krabi, Phi Phi Islands or Kao Lak will normally also fly to Phuket airport.
The airport code of Phuket International Airport is officially HKT and Phuket airport is operated under the supervision of the AOT which stands for Airports of Thailand Public Company Limited. Phuket airport continues grow in the number of flights, passengers and the amount of carge which it handles each year. Currently Phuket International Airport handles nearly thirty thousand flights a year, processes over three million passangers a year and handles close to 15000 tons of cargo.
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If you are traveling to Phuket for the first time then it will certainly be a nice experience landing on the airport of Phuket. The landing strip at Phuket airport is located close to a white sandy beach and on approach you will fly over the sea and the Phuket beach in question which is Mai Khao Beach.
For those of you that might be interested, the run way of Phuket International Airport is 45 meters wide and 3000 meters long. Phuket airport is officially able to deal with 10 flights an hour however during peak season the airport of Phuket at times do handle more then that.
Phuket International Airport
Overal the service and facilities at Phuket International Airport are of a good standard however a frequent issue during the tourist high season is that there can be rather lengthy waits at the Phuket immigration and passport control. The officers at Phuket airport responsible for checking all the passport are not really known for working very fast. Just be patient and wait your turn in line as nothing that you could do or say would makes things move along any faster. If you would like to have a good map of the airport of Phuket then be please do visit the Phuket guide section which includes a great Phuket airport map.
Passengers are not allowed to smoke in the public areas of Phuket airport however there are a few special smoking rooms which basically consists of a glass box with a few old chairs inside. When ever I go inside one of these smoking rooms at Phuket International Airport I loose all desire to light up a cigarete due to the terrible air inside these rooms.
If you are departing from Phuket airport and would like to do some duty free shopping then there are a few duty free shops at the airport of Phuket which you can visit. Duty free shopping at Phuket international airport is nothing special and if you are flying back through Bangkok then you are better off doing your tax free shopping there.
Airport of Phuket
There are various places where you can get a bite to eat at the airport of Phuket. There is a Burger King, Dunking Donuts, a Thai Airways restaurant, a English style pub and a few Thai restaurants. The small shops selling small food items at the departure lounge do however charge extremely high prices and often short change you so be careful.
There are various travel agents, Phuket car rental companies, Phuket airport transfer companies, money exchange booths and other similar type of businesses at the arrival hall of Phuket airport. Before you commit to the service of any particular business you might come accross at the Phuket International Airport arrival hall you should check the price with a few other businesses there so that you are certain that you are not over paying.
If for any reason you need to call the Phuket Airport Information Service then please call the following number: +66-(76)-327 230/7
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