U-Tapao Pattaya Airport in Rayong with new terminal

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U-Tapao Pattaya Airport Thailand in Rayong with new terminal

The Prime Ministers is looking to turn U-Tapao Airport in Rayong into the country’s third major international airport as the airport’s new terminal is scheduled to have its soft opening in August and the grand opening after the New Year. The Prime Minister was told that construction of the new terminal is 99 percent complete. The new terminal should serve up to 3 million passengers a year, up from the current 800,000 and cost the Navy 619 million baht. The new terminal will have more air bridges and parking bays. The Navy has set aside 3,000 rai for the airport expansion and plans on adding more aircraft repair facilities. The Transport Ministry will be establishing transport links between U-Tapao, Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang International Airports. A second phase of construction is scheduled for 2018 – 2020 and will increase capacity to 5 million a year.

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Airport Utapao (Pattaya)

U-Tapao – Pattaya International Airport is a major commercial airport in the Southeast Asian Kingdom of Thailand. It is located near the city of Rayong on the Gulf of Thailand.

  • URL: Utapao (Pattaya) (UTP)
  • Time zone: GMT 7
  • Service telephone: +66 (0)38 245-595
  • Address: U-Tapao Pattaya International Airport, 70 Mu 2, Banchang, Rayong District 21130, Thailand
  • Operating company: Department of Civil Aviation of Thailand (DCA)
  • Parking: Yes, there are plenty of parking available.
  • Nearby cities: Changwat Rayong (30 km), Si Racha (55 km), Chon Buri (76 km)
  • Directions by car: The airport access road is directly on the National Road # 3, about 35 kilometers west of Rayong, approximately 40 kilometers southeast of Pattaya.
  • Stations: There is a regular train service between Pattaya and Bangkok.
  • Flight distribution on the days of the week: , Monday (15.15%), Tuesday (13.13%)Wednesday (15.15%), Thursday (13.13%), Friday (15.15%), Saturday (13.13%), Sunday (15.15%)
  • Alternative spelling: Pattaya, Rayong, Pattaja, Pataya, U-Taphao, Pataja, Паттайя, Патаја, Патая, เมืองพัทยา, พัทยา, باتايا, پاتایا, פאטאיה, पटाया, 乌塔保国际机场, 芭堤雅, 芭達亞, 파타야

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