Tag Archives: Koh Phangan Airport

Construction on Koh Phangan’s airport continues

16 Dec

With the end of the wet season approaching, construction on the airport site is being stepped up.  Kan Air plans to offer up to 8 flights per day from Bangkok’s Don Mueang and Suvarnabhumi airports.  Watch this space for further updates…

To view the full article please refer to http://www.bangkokpost.com/business/aviation/384196/kan-air-eyes-four-jets-for-koh-phangan


Thailand: ‘Cheap’ for Construction

17 Sep

According to the recently released 2013 report “International Construction Costs:  A Change of Pace” from leading consultancy group EC Harris, construction costs in Thailand are among the cheapest in the world, coming in at 39th position out of the 47 countries surveyed.  The annual study, which benchmarks building costs in 47 countries across the world, is outlined in a full report that can be downloaded here.

Koh Phangan Airport Update

3 Sep

Construction continues on Koh Phangan’s airport site with the facility now scheduled for completion in September 2014.

The Phangan airport will support the expansion of Kan Air, however will also be open to other carriers meeting the airport capacity guidelines and will operate only from dawn to dusk.

The airport terminal is being designed to blend in with the beautiful natural environment that overlooks spectacular ocean views.

See full article at http://www.bangkokpost.com/business/tourism/367524/phangan-airport-due-in-2014. © Post Publishing PCL. All rights reserved.

Koh Phangan a “must visit” in 2013

11 Jan

According to the New York Times, Koh Phangan is one of the places that you must go to in 2013.  The island’s re-branding to a more upscale and family friendly island has seen it added to the list of the 46 places worldwide that are worth a visit this year.

To read the full article go to http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/01/10/travel/2013-places-to-go.html#/?place_id=koh

Koh Phangan to build its first airport

18 Oct

Koh Phangan has announced the construction of its first airport which will include direct flights from Bangkok to Koh Phangan.

Kan Air, a regional carrier that is based in Bangkok has announced it will spend 700 million Thai Baht (approx. US$22 million) to undertake the construction of an airport on the island.  Kan Air currently operates only one Cessna Caravan aircraft in the north of Thailand, but plans to lease two 50 seater planes for the planned route.

The carrier announced three daily 80 minute flights to and from Bangkok’s Don Muang airport.

Currently the island is only accessible by boats from Koh Samui, Suratthani and Chumporn.

Construction of the airport is already underway on the eastern side of Koh Phangan and is due for completion in the second half of 2013.

Due to a short 1,100 metre long runway the airport does not require an environmental impact assessment report.

Ref:  Hiufu Wong, 18 October 2012, http://www.cnngo.com/koh-phangan-airport-238156