TOWARDS AN EXPANSION OF HUA HIN AIRPORT - Thailand.
The Ministry of Transport plans to upgrade and expand the runway at Hua Hin Airport so that it can handle larger aircraft. The plan to promote international tourism to this famous seaside resort not far from Bangkok. The Minister of Transport
Mr. Arkhom Termpittayapaisith visited the airport during his inspection visit. He ordered that an airport development plan be created to improve the capacity of this relatively underused air terminal. At present, only one carrier operates from the airport, it is mainly used as a base for the Civil Aviation Training Center.
Hua Hin Airport is actually well equipped with a runway 35 meters wide and 2,100 meters long that can support a Boeing 737. The airport has a strong potential for development and improvement of its capacities likely to accommodate larger aircrafts.
In addition, if the improvements meet the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards, then its potential will increase exponentially.
The Minister then assigned to the Airports Department the responsibility to widen the width of the runway from 35 to 45 meters as a means of promoting the international tourism of this seaside resort. At present 80% of tourists in Hua Hin are Thai, and 20% of foreign tourists from Europe.