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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Passenger Terminal 3 and the Commercial Gateway
Phase II Air Cargo facilities
Phase II Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facilities
Phase II Aviation Training Center
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
Currently under review
Private Investment Model
Private Public Partnerships: Details are currently under review