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Phangan airport due in 2014

Full-moon party hub poised for take-off

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KOH PHANGAN, SURAT THANI : Getting to Koh Phangan will be a lot easier once the home of the world-renowned full-moon party is directly connected by air for the first time. 

A full-moon party-goer waits on Koh Samui to board a high-speed boat to Koh Phangan. The planned new airport will provide direct access to Thailand’s fifth-largest island. Photos by BOONSONG KOSITCHOTETHANA

Construction of the first airport on Thailand's fifth-largest island is gearing up, with entrepreneur Somphong Sooksanguan setting his sights on opening the facility by this time next year.

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