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Phuket Airport  is an airport serving Phuket Province of Thailand. It is located in the north of Phuket Island, 32 kilometres ( 17 nautical miles ) from the centre of Phuket City. 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, after Suvarnabhumi Airport in the Bangkok metropolitan area. This International airport saw a record 9.5 million arrivals and departures in 2012, up 13 percent from 2011.

The airport resides at an elevation of 82 feet ( 25 metres ) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 09/27 with an asphalt surface measuring 3,000 by 45 metres ( 9,843 ft × 148 ft ). The airport has two terminals: Terminal 1 is used for international flights and Terminal 2 for domestic flights.Local hotels that provide overnight accommodation for airport passengers include Phuket Airport Overnight Hotel and Phuket Airport FLY Hotel.

Due to record setting passenger numbers, the airport is undergoing a THB 5.8 billion ( about. USD $188 million ) expansion and renovation which will last until 2015. The expansion plans call for a new international terminal, refurbishment of the existing terminal for domestic use, and other airfield improvements. A new car park as well as air cargo office are also being planned. Terminal construction is expected to start in July 2012. A rail link from alternate Krabi Airport is being considered as well as the airport is congested and has little room to expand beyond 2015.

Phuket Air ( Phuket Airlines Co. Ltd ) is an airline based in Bangkok, Thailand. The airline currently specialises in leasing its fleet of Boeing 747 and 737 aircraft on an ACMI (Aircraft, Crews, Maintenance, Insurance) as well as wet lease basis to airlines worldwide needing extra passenger capacity. Other services provided include international charter services, ad hoc wet leasing services, religious pilgrimage charters ( Hajj/Umrah ) and dry lease services. Saudi Arabian Airlines is a major long term client of Phuket Air. In the past, the airline provided scheduled domestic and international air services. Its main base is at Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Bangkok, with a hub at Phuket International Airport, Phuket. The airline was an international scheduled carrier before it shifted its focus to the ACMI/wet lease market.

Airport Code   Phuket airport IATA code is HKT.

Phuket airport ICAO code is VTSP.

Location   Located at longitude 98° 18' 45" and latitude 08° 06' 38", 82 feet above sea level, Phuket International Airport is 32 kilometres from downtown Phuket.

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