Lampang Airport is a hub for domestic flights situated in Phrabat in Lampang province. It opened its new terminal on September 27, 2015.
The Department of Airports which operates Lampang Airport is planning to construct a new international airport, to be called Queen Jammathewi New International Airport, as a replacement for the Lampang Airport. This would cancel out the original plan to expand the airport by adding a new terminal, extending the runway, and adding two more aircraft parking spaces.
Due to its proximity to Chiang Mai, passengers usually travel to Lampang via Chiang Mai International Airport and take the bus to Lampang.
There are two options to travel between Lampang Airport and the city center - by taxi or by song-taews.
Taxi cabs can be found outside the airport. Drivers do not usually use the meter so be prepared to negotiate for your trip.
Passengers carrying a lot of baggage are advised to take the taxi.
A song-taew is a shared ride and is one of the main transportation modes in Thailand. Song-taews are located outside the airport, and fares start at 50 baht each person headed for the city center.
Song-taews drop off passengers anywhere including bus stops.
Lampang Airport is equipped with basic airport facilities such as check-in kiosks, passenger lounges, a small retail space, and lavatories.
There are also stalls in the airport where food, rice snacks, and beverages are sold.