Staff, 2023-01-04 05:30:00,
We recently did a report on the five highest passenger airports in the world, which were all coincidentally spread throughout the various southern regions of China. But today, we will travel further south to visit the tropical paradise of Thailand. The country has over 30 airports that provide scheduled passenger service, among many airstrips only open for general aviation. But which are the top five highest in altitude?
Starting at number five is Lampang Airport (LPT), serving the capital city of Lampang Province in northern Thailand. Originally opening in 1923, this airport sits at 247 meters (810 feet) above sea level and has one runway 1,971 meters (6,470 feet) long.
The domestic airport has four daily scheduled flights between two regional carriers, Bangkok Airways, and Nok Air. Bangkok Airways operates three of these flights and shuttles passengers between Lampang and Suvarnabhumi Airport, the key international airport in Bangkok. Nok Air offers service from Lampang to Don Mueang international airport, the other major airport in Bangkok.
Located further east is Loei Airport, also connecting a city on the outskirts of Thailand to the capital city of Bangkok. Loei Airport, established in 1954, sits at an altitude of 262 meters (860 feet). Info is scarce, though pictures and a government-run website depict a small passenger terminal with a few shops and a lounge.
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