Nakhon Si Thammarat is set to welcome the opening of a brand-new international airport terminal, which will allow international visitors to fly straight to the coastal destination.
The Nakhon Si Thammarat International Airport , valued 1.46 billion baht (US$40.4 million), will celebrate its grand opening next month as test flights continue apace. Once at full capacity, the modern, 30,600m², eight-gate facility will boost its passenger capacity to four million passengers a year.
The opening of the new international terminal will begin a roll out of direct, scheduled flights from Asian markets such as Singapore, China, Taiwan and Malaysia.
In addition, the new airport could soon be complemented by a road bridge to the popular island of Koh Samui, which is just a short distance offshore.