ⓘ Ubon Ratchathani Airport

                                     

ⓘ Ubon Ratchathani Airport

Ubon Ratchathani Airport is an airport in the capital district of Ubon Ratchathani, in Ubon Ratchathani Province, Northeastern Thailand. It currently serves as both a commercial airport and as a Royal Thai Air Force base.

                                     

1. Commercial history

After the Vietnam War the facility became an international civilian airport, with direct flights to Vietnam. These flights proved unprofitable, and while the international signage is still in place, only domestic flights have operated for a number of years.

                                     

2. Airlines and destinations

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  • Chiang Mai - Ubon Ratchathani - Yasothon
  • Bangkok Don Mueang - Ubon Ratchathani - Amnat Charoen
  • Bangkok Don Mueang - Ubon Ratchathani - Mukdahan
  • Chiang Mai - Ubon Ratchathani - Amnat Charoen
  • Chiang Mai - Ubon Ratchathani - Mukdahan
  • Bangkok Don Mueang - Ubon Ratchathani - Yasothon
                                     

3. Military use

Established in the 1950s as a Royal Thai Air Force base, it was used by the United States Air Force and the Royal Australian Air Force during the Vietnam War.

The airport is currently an active Royal Thai Air Force base, the home of 2nd Air Division/21st Wing Air Combat Command. The 211sq Eagles fly Northrup F-5E/F Tiger II fighter aircraft.