Get informed about Pattaya Airport or U Tapao Airfield, which has been recently granted international status. Know about the joy flights, transport and facilities available.

Pattaya Airport

U-Tapao Airfield, also known as Pattaya Airport, is located about 30km off Pattaya. The airfield or airport, whatever you call it, has been granted international status recently.

Flights Offered
Pattaya airport operates flights from/for Samui, Phuket, Siem Riep, Moscow and Incheon. PMT offers daily flight from/for Siep Riep (Angkor Wat). Chartered flights are also available from several other European cities. Bangkok Air, the official air carrier of Pattaya, operates flights for Koh Samui and Phuket.

Joy Flights
One can avail joy flights and aerial sightseeing tours offered Pattaya Airport administration. The flights are offered on a variety of small planes. Experienced pilots are allowed to charter their own craft. For the Ultralight Pilot License, the airport offers a DOA approved ground course.

Airport-Pattaya Town Transport
Taxi booths are inside the airport terminal, just after the baggage claim area. Taxi would be the best medium for traveling to the town from the airport. In fact, it is the only medium. You should travel by the licensed taxis for the fare they charge would be reasonable. You could also get luxurious vehicles for traveling, but of course if you shell out more money.

Facilities Available
Pattaya Airport is a simple terminal equipped with necessary facilities like refreshment, customs and immigration, money exchange and an information desk.

Suvarnabhumi Airport of Bangkok
Many tourists to Pattaya arrive at Suvarnabhumi Airport of Bangkok. Thereafter, they take taxis, buses or vans for Pattaya. Bangkok Airports offers more international flights than Pattaya Airport and therefore many travelers find arriving at Suvarnabhumi Airport more convenient.

Airport Tax
A passenger service charge, to be paid at the airport check-in counter, has to be paid by all international and domestic passengers passing through Bangkok International Airport. Children under two years are exempt from the passenger service charge.

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