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U-Tapao Airport

This project has received approval for public private partnerships in developing the U-Tapao International Airport as a part of the U-Tapao and Eastern Airport City project. PPP investment was deemed necessary so as to facilitate continuous development of the airport and many various activities including: construction readiness and serviced maintenance of the Terminal 3 building, as well as the Commercial Gateway, Phase II Air Cargo, Phase II Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul services, Phase II Aviation Training Center, and the Free Trade Zone.

 

Project Location

U-Tapao International Airport is located in the Pla subdistrict of the Baanchang district in the province of Rayong. It occupies an area of land approximately 1040 hectares (6,500 rai, 2,570 acres) in size and spans from the Baan Chang to Sattahip districts in Rayong.

 

Characteristics

This project accepts private investments in developing the U-Tapao International Airport as a part of the U-Tapao Airport and Eastern Airport City Development Project. Private Public Partnership investments will allow continuous development of the airport and many various activities including: construction readiness and serviced maintenance of the Terminal 3 building, as well as the Commercial Gateway, Phase II Air Cargo, Phase II Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul services, Phase II Aviation Training Center, and the Free Trade Zone. 

 

Project Status 

Presently U-Tapao International Airport has one runway of a standard length of 3,500 meters and width of 60 meters with 52 bays, which when functioning at maximum capacity can support up to 20 million passengers per year. There is currently 1 passenger terminal which can support 700,000 domestic and international passengers per year, and with continued expansion of the second passenger terminal, this value will increase to 3 million passengers per year. 

 

Currently undertaken development plans call for government brownfield expansions in making way for a second runway, the Aviation Training Center, and public utility systems, as well as greenfield expansions for Phase 1 of the MRO facilities, Phase I Air Cargo facilities, where the latter is done in collaboration with the Thai Airways PCL, and the Aviation Training Center through collaboration with the Civil Aviation Training Center.  

 

Project Objectives  

To establish the third main international airport in Thailand for business expansions, as well as to better facilitate the establishment of a Special Economic Zone in anticipation of the EEC expansion. In addition, it this will serve a passenger link to Don Muang International Airport and Suvarnabhumi International Airport, while simultaneously supporting growth as a regionally important aviation hub.  

 

Project Components  

  1. Passenger Terminal 3 and the Commercial Gateway  

  1. Phase II Air Cargo facilities  

  1. Phase II Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facilities 

  1. Phase II Aviation Training Center 

  1. Free Trade Zone 

 

Investment Value Available to Private Partnerships  

Currently under review  

 

Duration of Private Investment Partnerships (Construction and Maintenance)  

Between 30 – 50 years, as determined by currently conducted review processes  

 

Project Return 

Currently under review  

 

Private Investment Model  

Private Public Partnerships: Details are currently under review

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