Samui Airport is one of the most beautiful airports. It is located at the northern part of the island near Bo Phut Beach. The construction began in the year 1982 and it was officially opened in April 1989. Samui Airport is operated and privately owned by Bangkok Airways. Thai Airways international began flights to Samui in February 2008. Samui Airport is designed in tune with its gorgeous natural surroundings. In the airport they have gate transport bus, meeting area, check in counters, departure gate, ATMs at Samui Transport Terminal. Everything is designed with the taste for beauty. A variety of transportation is available from and to the airport. Private car transfers and minibus tickets can be booked at the transport counter in the Arrivals area. Samui Airport has a marvellus shopping area which is named Samui Airport Park Avenue. New Samui Park Avenue shopping arcade is featuring a collection of quality restaurants and shops.