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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

How is it pronounced


Airport Code

Suvarnabhumi Airport inherited its IATA airport code BKK from Bangkok Don Muang International Airport. In the interim period while both airports were operating (from September 15th to September 28th) Suvarnabhumi used the code NBK.


The airport is located in Racha Thewa in the Bang Phli district of Samut Prakan province, 30 kilometres east of Bangkok.

Hours of operation

24 hours.


   * 130 passport control checkpoints for arrivals, 72 for departures.

   * 26 customs control checkpoints for arrivals, 8 for departures.

   * 22 baggage conveyor belts.

   * 360 check-in counters. There are 100 additional counters for       passengers without luggage.

   * 107 moving walkways.

   * 102 elevators.

   * 83 escalators.


The airport was designed by Murphy/Jahn Architects

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