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Krabi International Airport

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Airport type  Public
Serves  Krabi, Thailand
Elevation AMSL  82 ft / 25 m
Elevation  25 m
Operator  Department of Airports
Location  Nuea Khlong District
Code  KBV
Krabi International Airport
Hub for  Thai AirAsia New Gen Airways
Address  Nuea Khlong, Nuea Khlong District, Krabi 81130, Thailand
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Krabi International Airport (Thai: ท่าอากาศยานกระบี่) (IATA: KBV, ICAO: VTSG), is the international airport serving Krabi, Thailand. It is about 7 kilometres (4 mi) east of the city center. The airport opened on 10 July 1999. In calendar year 2015 the airport handled 3,689,672 passenger arrivals and departures. The terminal is designed for three million passengers, a number that has already been exceeded, expansion will push capacity to five million.

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Airport operations

On 10 February 2016 the Krabi Airport terminal was plunged into darkness for over six hours, from 09:00-15:30 due to an electrical power outage. The Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) had notified Krabi Airport two days in advance that it would shut down power in the area for maintenance. Airport authorities activated back-up generators, but they did not work. Krabi's airport director stated after the event that management will rent generators in the future to prevent blackouts from happening. With no power for their computers, immigration officials were unable to access immigration databases and were forced to write down details of 2,000 passengers for later vetting. The deputy national police chief in charge of security, Pol Col Srivara Ransibrahmanakul, assured the public that a follow-up check showed that no blacklisted people were allowed into the country during the incident.

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