Hat Yai International Airport is a civilian airport which is located in Hat Yai City, the largest city in Songkhla Province, Thailand. It is located at a longitude of 100°23'55" and a latitude of 06°55'46" at an altitude of 28 meters. It is 9 kilometers (6 miles) away from the city center, and the highway 4135 (Sanambin Panij Road) connects to the airport. The business hours of the Hat Yai International Airport are from 06:00 to 24:00. The runway can handle 30 flights per hour, the durability class is PCN 60/F/C/X/T, there are 7 taxiways, and the area is 56461 square meters. Operated and managed by the Thai Airport Authority, it provides air services to Hat Yai and southern Thailand. It is an important airport for Muslims to make a pilgrimage to Mecca.
Hat Yai International Airport has a runway length of 3,050 meters (10007 feet), and a width of 45 meters (148 feet). The airport has an area of 56461 square meters. The airport is mainly engaged in domestic, regional and international regular passenger and freight routes, with an annual passenger volume of more than 1.5 million passengers, an average annual take-off flight volume of 9,500, and a cargo volume of 12,000 tons. Currently, airlines serving the airport include AirAsia, Bangkok Airways, Nok Air, Thai Lion Air, Tiger Airways and Thai AirAsia.
The international line of Hat Yai International Airport is basically flying to Kuala Lumpur. In addition to Bangkok, the domestic line also has the line of Phuket, Chiang Mai and other places. It is an indispensable place to go to Koh Lipe in the off-season. Airport departure check-in and arrival are at 1F. Although the airport is small, the design is very reasonable, all the facilities are complete, and the procedures such as security are simple. When you leave the airport, you must go to the special ticket office across the road to book a rental car. In addition, here you can taste the cheapest DQ in Thailand.
Hat Yai Airport is a small airport, and most of the passenger traffic comes from Thai locals and European and American guests. After you get your luggage, you can go out. There is a counter where you can buy a car and boat joint ticket for 3 popular islands in Hat Yai. The price fluctuates in the off-season and peak seasons. There are 3 buses a day to reach Koh Lipe from Hat Yai International Airport. From Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International Airport and Don Mueang International Airport to Hat Yai International Airport, there are almost 30 flights every day. Tourists can choose a suitable time period to travel to Hat Yai.
Hat Yai is a small place that is easy to make people fall in love with it. There are no retro-style houses like Phuket Town. There is no beautiful river like Krabi Town. There is no coffee shop like Chiang Mai, but it is the most prosperous city in the Songkhla province, and it is known as the "Heart of the southern Thailand", and it is a transit point to Koh Lipe, so many people will also stay in Hat Yai for a while. After coming out of Hat Yai International Airport, you can go to Wat Hat Yai Nai, Hat Yai City Municipality Park, Central Festival Hatyai, Kim Yong Market, Namtok Ton Nga Chang and other attractions for visits. If you have time, it is recommended that you spend 2 days visiting this beautiful town.