Hua Hin Airport to Upgrade as International Airport

PRESS RELEASE:

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin’s region tour today (May 13) also included a visit to Hua Hin Airport in Prachuap Khiri Khan province to review the facility’s readiness for international flight operations. A delegation of key officials from the Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of Tourism and Sports was also present at the facility.

Hua Hin Airport, managed by the Department of Airports, Ministry of Transport, occupies an area of 492 rai of land. It houses a 7,200-square-meter passenger terminal that accommodates 300 passengers per hour. The apron also features important aviation and weather management facilities, including a flight training center and the Hua Hin Royal Rainmaking Center.

The airport is currently undergoing major upgrades to meet the safety standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). These enhancements include extending the main runway to 2,100 meters in length and 60 meters in width and expanding safety areas around the runway and associated infrastructure, such as tunnels for cars and trains.

Officials have noted that the current upgrades at the airport, which are now progressing to the tendering phase for additional construction, are expected to enhance local tourism and improve travel efficiencies, transforming this regional airfield into a key transportation hub in the southern region.

The preceding is a press release from the Thai Government PR Department.

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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.