Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)

FAA Code Time Zone Asia/Bangkok
Phone Fax +66 2 132 1889
Latitude 13.689689 Longitude 100.742
Web Site Email
Current Date and Time 19:02 21-Feb-2019
Open Hours Monday through Sunday, all day Elevation 9 Feets
Address 999 Moo 1 Bangna - Trad Road Km 15 Rachathewa, Bang Phli Samut Prakan 10540, Thailand

Suvarnabhumi Airport Facts

Suvarnabhumi Airport, also known as Bangkok International Airport, is one of two international airports serving Bangkok, Thailand. The other 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, Samut Prakan, about 25 kilometres 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, and the world's fourth largest single-building airport terminal 563,000 square metres. Suvarnabhumi is the sixteenth 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.


Suvarnabhumi Airport Destinations

Destination IATA Flight
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Brussels International Airport BRU Flights from Bangkok to Brussels
Adelaide Airport ADL Flights from Bangkok to Adelaide
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Mangalore Airport IXE Flights from Bangkok to Mangalore
Bahrain International Airport BAH Flights from Bangkok to Bahrain
Vladivostok Airport VVO Flights from Bangkok to Vladivostok
Shanghai Hongqiao Airport SHA Flights from Bangkok to Shanghai
Chiang Rai Airport CEI Flights from Bangkok to Chiang Rai
Oslo Airport OSL Flights from Bangkok to Oslo
Trat Airport TDX Flights from Bangkok to Trat
Helsinki Vantaa Airport HEL Flights from Bangkok to Helsinki