Located on Phuket Island on the west coast of Thailand, Phuket Airport serves the popular resort island of Phuket. It is not clear when the airport was built but there are records going back at least to 1945 about aircraft movements there. Today, it is Thailand's 3rd busiest airports. There are numerous daily domestic flights to and from the capital Bangkok as well as other major cities in Thailand. The airport also hosts a large number of international airlines with direct links to Europe, Asia and Australasia.

Phuket appears twice:

  • In Biggles Makes Ends Meet, Biggles, investigating piracy involving an aircraft around the Nicobar Islands, reasoned that the aircraft must call for fuel somewhere. The two nearest airports were Phuket and Kutaradja (in Indonesia), both about 300 miles away. So Biggles sent Algy and Bertie in the Otter amphibian to these two locations to make enquiries. Johns spelled it "Puket" here.
  • In Biggles and the Lost Sovereigns, Air Commodore Raymond mentions Phuket, together with Alor Star as airfields near the Mergui Archipelago where Biggles could get fuel.
Phuket airport view

Aerial view of Phuket Airport as it exists today.