Hua Hin Airport to Operate International Flights by End 2017

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Hua Hin Airport to Operate International Flights by End 2017

Post by Big Boy » Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:15 am

I've only got a usually bad Google Translate translation, but it says,
Mr. Duntoon Sangcham, Director General of the Airport Department, disclosed about the small airport development plan under THA. As well as inviting private And airlines. Invest in commercial space. Including open commercial flights. To make use of the airport to generate revenue. Promote tourism And the economy of each province. And facilitate travel to the people more. Recent discussions with AirAsia. Interested to open commercial airline service at Hua Hin Airport. Prachuap Khiri Khan Because it is a tourist province that is popular with tourists quite.
Positive news for our little (300 passengers per hour) airport :D

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Re: Hua Hin Airport to Operate International Flights by End 2017

Post by hhinner » Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:29 am

According to the Daily News article, Air Asia is interested in starting a service to KL. But it wants to be excused most, if not all, airport usage charges during the initial start up phase, so that will need approval before anything happens. The article also mentioned the need for other stuff to be prepared, such as immigration and customs, and transport to HH downtown.

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Post by Big Boy » Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:36 am

Maybe this currently 'unused for regular passenger traffic' airport should use this as a loss leader in an attempt to attract other carriers.
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Re: Hua Hin Airport to Operate International Flights by End 2017

Post by RCer » Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:16 pm

Are there commercial flights to other parts of Thailand from Hua Hin?

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Post by Nereus » Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:00 pm

There is another thread about the airport:

viewtopic.php?f=47&t=34622&p=442076#p442076
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Re: Hua Hin Airport to Operate International Flights by End 2017

Post by PeteC » Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:32 pm

IMO, if the palace is not used as much as before which is a distinct possibility, any noise from increased air traffic may not be a significant issue. Pete :cheers:
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Re: Hua Hin Airport to Operate International Flights by End 2017

Post by handdrummer » Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:52 pm

RCer wrote:
Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:16 pm
Are there commercial flights to other parts of Thailand from Hua Hin?
I've found flights to Bangkok only. maybe someone more enterprising than me knows of others.

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Post by hhinner » Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:46 pm

handdrummer wrote:
RCer wrote:
Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:16 pm
Are there commercial flights to other parts of Thailand from Hua Hin?
I've found flights to Bangkok only. maybe someone more enterprising than me knows of others.
I thought there no commercial flights from Hua Hin at all. Which airline did you find?

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Post by Thistle » Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:00 pm

I believe the last commercial flight was Kan Air operating to Chiang Mai,which to my knowledge has now ceased.The last international flight was Berjaya,flying into Kl's second airport Subang,which Air Asia took over and decided the route was not viable.
I flew it several times,but rarely was the flight full,however,never departed late from both airports and a reasonably good service all round.I believe Berjaya still servicing some of the Malaysian islands under the Air Asia flag from Subang.

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Post by handdrummer » Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:20 am

hhinner wrote:
Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:46 pm
handdrummer wrote:
RCer wrote:
Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:16 pm
Are there commercial flights to other parts of Thailand from Hua Hin?
I've found flights to Bangkok only. maybe someone more enterprising than me knows of others.
I thought there no commercial flights from Hua Hin at all. Which airline did you find?
that was a yr. ago, I just checked and there aren't any now. why is there an airport here?

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Re: Hua Hin Airport to Operate International Flights by End 2017

Post by Michaelaway » Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:17 am

Today, Kan Air's flight schedule, on their website, says they are still flying the Hua Hin- Chiang Mai route.

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Post by Big Boy » Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:42 am

But you can't book a flight - just another Thai website, written, but not updated.
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Post by GroveHillWanderer » Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:14 am

handdrummer wrote:
Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:20 am
that was a yr. ago, I just checked and there aren't any now. why is there an airport here?
It's used by private planes, and the military also uses it. For instance, when they're conducting parachute training, their planes sometimes (perhaps always?) take off from there.

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Re: RE: Re: Hua Hin Airport to Operate International Flights by End 2017

Post by Nereus » Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:30 am

GroveHillWanderer wrote:
Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:14 am
handdrummer wrote:
Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:20 am
that was a yr. ago, I just checked and there aren't any now. why is there an airport here?
It's used by private planes, and the military also uses it. For instance, when they're conducting parachute training, their planes sometimes (perhaps always?) take off from there.
Very few private planes in Thailand. The main activity at Hua Hin airport is the Civil Aviation Training Centre (CATC). 
Both fixed and rotary wing training is conducted there.
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Re: Hua Hin Airport to Operate International Flights by End 2017

Post by golferstu » Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:19 pm

Albeit seldom news, this is good news. There were some mention of this in the morning papers a while ago. Though i did not hear anything since it's good to see there is progress.

I am thinking there will not be like crazy amount of planes, but those that will be, will be very appreciated for those who will be using them. So once again we will have the pleasure of viewing the Hua Hin horizons filled with air traffic.

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