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 09:26 10-Dec-2018
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
Vientiane Airport VTE Flights from Bangkok to Vientiane
Phuket Airport HKT Flights from Bangkok to Phuket
Novosibirsk Airport OVB Flights from Bangkok to Novosibirsk
Philadelphia International Airport PHL Flights from Bangkok to Philadelphia
Krabi Airport KBV Flights from Bangkok to Krabi
Ninoy Aquino International Airport MNL Flights from Bangkok to Manila
Melbourne Airport MEL Flights from Bangkok to Melbourne
Mactan-Cebu Airport CEB Flights from Bangkok to Cebu
Munich International Airport MUC Flights from Bangkok to Munich
Trat Airport TDX Flights from Bangkok to Trat
Delhi Airport DEL Flights from Bangkok to New Delhi
Okinawa Naha Airport OKA Flights from Bangkok to Okinawa
San Francisco International Airport SFO Flights from Bangkok to San Francisco
Kazan Airport KZN Flights from Bangkok to Kazan
Mexico City International Airport MEX Flights from Bangkok to Mexico City
Fukuoka Airport FUK Flights from Bangkok to Fukuoka