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Suvarnabhumi Airport, Samut Prakan, Bangkok, Thailand

Suvarnabhumi Airport, Page 8c, Video’s of the Suvarnabhumi Airport, Rail link to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport, Page 8e, Samut Prakan, Bangkok, Thailand

Official name  Suvarnabhumi Airport. The name Suvarnabhumi was chosen by HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej which means "The Golden Land", specifically referring to the continental Indochina. "Golden Peninsula" or "Golden Land" is a traditional name for the Thailand-Cambodia-Laos-Burma region. Address: 999 Bang Na-Trat, Racha Taeva, Bang Phli, Samut Prakan, 10540, Thailand . Suvarnabhumi Airport  ( IATA: BKK, ICAO: VTBS ), also known as ( New ) Bangkok International Airport, is one of two international airports serving Bangkok, Thailand. The other one is, Don Mueang International Airport. Suvarnabhumi was officially opened for limited domestic flight service on 15 September 2006, and opened for most domestic and all international commercial flights on 28 September 2006. The airport is currently the main hub for Thai Airways International, Bangkok Airways and Orient Thai Airlines. It also serves as regional gateway and connecting point for various foreign carriers. The airport is located in Racha Thewa in Bang Phli district, Samut Prakan Province, about 25 kilometres (16 mi) east of downtown Bangkok. The name Suvarnabhumi was chosen by King Bhumibol Adulyadej and refers to the golden kingdom hypothesised to have been located somewhere in Southeast Asia.

The building was designed by Helmut Jahn of Murphy / Jahn Architects. It was constructed primarily by ITO JV. The airport has the world's tallest free-standing control tower ( 132.2 metres or 434 fee t), and the world's fourth largest single-building airport terminal ( 563,000 square metres or 6,060,000 square feet ). Suvarnabhumi is the fourteenth busiest airport in the world, sixth busiest airport in Asia, and the busiest in the country, having handled 53 million passengers in 2012, and is also a major air cargo hub, with a total of 96 airlines. On social networks, Suvarnabhumi is the world's most popular place where Instagram photographs were taken in 2012. The airport inherited the airport code, BKK, from Don Mueang after the older airport ceased international commercial flights. A modern motorway No.7 connects the airport, Bangkok, and the heavily industrial Eastern Seaboard of Thailand, where most of the manufacturing for export takes place.


Costing an estimated 155 billion Baht ( US$ 5 billion ), the airport has two parallel runways ( 60 m wide, 4,000 m and 3,700 m long ) and two parallel taxiways to accommodate simultaneous departures and arrivals. It has a total of 120 parking bays ( 51 with contact gates and 69 remote gates ), with five of these capable of accommodating the Airbus A380. The main passenger terminal building, with a capacity for handling 76 flight operations per hour, co-locates the international and domestic terminals, though assigning them to different parts of the concourse. In the initial phase of construction, it will be capable of handling 45 million passengers and 3 million tonnes of cargo per year. Above the underground rail link station and in front of the passenger terminal building is a 600-room hotel operated by Accor Group under the Novotel brand. Between the airport hotel and the terminal building are the two 5-storey car parks with a combined capacity for 5,000 cars.