Preparing to land to Phuket airport

Landing to the Phuket Airport during monsoon weather

  Airplanes always land and take-off to the wind. Phuket airport is no exception of this rule. Phuket airport or as known as by international aviation call signal as HTK, landing strip is from west to east. 

  During the dry season or high tourist season, monsoon winds blow from the North-East and the planes land to Phuket Airport from the west. This time of the year is the best time to visit Phuket. There is hardly any rain and lot's of sunshine. 

Change of the monsoon direction

  While we folks, who live in Phuket, are really wishing for the rains to start, the first signs of the season change is how airplanes are landing to the Phuket Airport. At this time they start landing from the East, instead of from the west. This is the first sign of the change of the monsoon season. 

 We also start to see the clouds forming. 


Bangkok Airways from Bangkok preparing to land to Phuket Airport
Bangkok Airways from Bangkok preparing to land to Phuket Airport



This must be the chemtrails! No not really, the airplane just had a huge fart of relief. 

Chemtrails or not.Plane landing to Phuket Airport