I had seen pictures of Koh Samui Airport before, though I don’t think any of them fully do the airport justice, because I was grinning ear to ear yesterday upon arrival. You know those Lego airport sets? Well, the whole airport felt kind of like that.
There’s a single ~5,000 foot runway, and once you slow down you make a U-turn and taxi back on it to the terminal.
Interestingly enough all the airport firefighters were standing outside watching the landing.
Then when you pull up to the tarmac there are a bunch of Disney World style trams that drive you to the terminal. We were in business class, so as soon as the seven business class passengers disembarked our tram left for the terminal.
Then you’re dropped off at the “international arrivals hall,” which is open air.
Immigration took less than a minute, at which point we were in the baggage claim area, which was equally awesome.
There was even this handy lost and found area…?
On the whole this has to be one of the niftiest airports I’ve ever been to. More on it later with the trip report, of course!
Has anyone been to another airport as awesome as this?