Krabi International Airport opened its doors to regular flights on July 10, 1999 to serve the province of Krabi in Southern Thailand. It is located 15 kilometers from the city center, and is the gateway to tourist destinations such as Rai Leh, Koh Lanta, Had Yao, and Ao Nang.
Krabi Airport has two terminal buildings serving domestic and international flights. In particular, it accommodates flights headed for Suvarnabhumi Airport and Don Muang International Airport in Bangkok. Overseas, passengers can fly from Krabi to several provinces in China, as well as Europe, Asia, and Russia.
Among the airlines with flights to Krabi are AirAsia, Azur Air, Bangkok Airways, China Eastern Airlines, Finnair, FlyDubai, Korean Air, Nok Air, Nordwind Airlines, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Pegas Fly, Qatar Airways, Royal Flight, Scoot, Shanghai Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Spring Airlines, Thai AirAsia, Thai Airways, Thai Lion Air, Thai Smile, Thai Vietjet Air, and TUI Airways.
Krabi Airport was designed to accommodate 3 million passengers yearly, but in 2015, passenger volume exceeded by nearly 700,000. Last year, Krabi Airport served a total of 4.19 million passengers, prompting the Department of Airports to expand Krabi Airport to accommodate 8 million passengers annually.
The department allocated 6.6 billion baht in 2018 to construct a third terminal, while a portion will be allocated for the renovation of existing terminals and car parking, and expand the parking bays of aircraft.
Krabi Airport offers a public bus service going to the town center and Ao Nang. Fares range between 100 baht to 150 baht per person. Buses leave from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and passengers can drop off anywhere they want.
Taxis from Krabi Airport get paid a fixed price and not by meter. Passengers must purchase a coupon inside the terminals in order to book a ride.
Car rental companies offer services at the Krabi Airport. You can choose from Avis, Budget, Hertz, National, and Sixt which have their own stalls at the arrival hall of the two terminals.
Krabi Airport offers dining and snack areas inside the airport. Among them are Subway, Coffee Canyon, Dairy Queen, Illy Coffee, Delicatessen, and Yellow Orchid restaurant managed by Thai Airways.
Elsewhere, other facilities are offered such as duty-free shopping and retail outlets, luggage carts, storage, and lockers, mobile-charging ports, ATMs, money-exchange booths, toilets, and bag-drop counters.