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Khon Kaen International Airport

Airport typePublic / Military
OperatorDepartment of Airports
ServesKhon Kaen
LocationMueang Khon Kaen district, Khon Kaen province, Thailand
Opened6 February 1963; 60 years ago (1963-02-06)
Elevation AMSL670 ft / 204 m
Coordinates16°27′59.86″N 102°47′01.18″E / 16.4666278°N 102.7836611°E / 16.4666278; 102.7836611
KKC is located in Thailand
Location of airport in Thailand
Direction Length Surface
ft m
03/21 10,007 3,050 Asphalt
Statistics (2023)
Passengers1,611,393 Increase15.13%
Aircraft Movements10,976 Increase7.54%
Freight (kg)279,202 Decrease3.09%

Khon Kaen International Airport[a] (IATA: KKC, ICAO: VTUK) is an airport serving the city of Khon Kaen, the capital city of Khon Kaen province in northeastern Thailand.[1]

Airlines and destinations


Thai AirAsiaBangkok–Don Mueang, Chiang Mai, Phuket
Thai Airways InternationalBangkok–Suvarnabhumi
Thai Lion AirBangkok–Don Mueang
Thai VietJet AirBangkok–Suvarnabhumi

2021 airport upgrade

The airport has seen an annual growth rate of 20 percent annually since 2013, handling around two million passengers in 2017. The Department of Airports (DOA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to upgrade Khon Kaen Airport by 2021. The two billion baht project will increase passenger capacity from 2.8 million to five million per year.[2] The terminal will be expanded from 16,500 m2 to 44,500 m2 to accommodate 1,000–2,000 passengers per hour.[3]


  1. ^ Thai: ท่าอากาศยานขอนแก่น


  1. ^ "Khon Kaen Airport". Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). Archived from the original on 29 August 2018. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  2. ^ Sattaburuth, Aekarach; Jotikasthira, Om (29 August 2018). "Prayut orders airport design contest probe". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  3. ^ Natanri, Chakkrapan (23 September 2018). "Construction of new Khon Kaen airport terminal begins". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 25 September 2018.
An A320-200 of Thai Air Asia