Bangkok Suvarnabhumi (BKK) Airport

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi BKK Airport Overview

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport BKK – or simply BSIA - is Thailand's premier airport and serves the City of Bangkok and its surrounding areas.  It opened in 2006 with a new name - partially replacing Bangkok Don Muang Airport (now offering limited domestic & low-cost carrier flights). The name of Suvarnabhumi translates into the 'Golden Land'. BSIA has consistently received high ranks among large world airports, and calls itself the ‘Airport of Smiles’. 
Passenger counts between 2008 & 2012 had dramatically increased,  but dropped in 2013 by 12 percent. Airports of Thailand Public Corp. - the airport's operator - is attempting to speed up further extension of Airport facilities.

BKK Airport is located in Rachathewa, in the Bang Phli district of Samut Prakan province, 30 km east of Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand. It is directly accessible via the Bangkok Chon Buri Motorway (Hwy 7) or from either the Lat Krabang Rd. or the Bangna-Trat Rd., and has five access and entrance routes. The new 28.6 km mostly elevated Airport Rail Link parallel to Motorway 7 and the Si Rat Expressway gets you quickly to the Airport.
 
With two very long runways and over 50M travelers, Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport is  hub for Thai Airways International, Bangkok Airways, Orient Thai Airlines and Thai AirAsia, and is served by a myriad of national and international, regular & low-cost airlines and charters, offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe.

On-Airport accommodations:  (a) the 600-room Novotel hotel at  Bangkok Airport, located above the underground rail link station, in front of the passenger terminal. 
(b) Fully-equipped ‘Day Rooms’ are located on Level 3 near gates A1-A6; and on level 4 near gates G1-G5.

The passenger terminal complex
at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport has presently only one very large main terminal, with seven Concourses.

Future Airport Developments: 
New Airport Improvement Phase 2 projects, to be completed by 2016, include: main Terminal extension at its east side by 14,580 sq.meters , new Midfield Satellite 1 with Apron and 700-meter tunnel to the Main Terminal; new carpark & office building;  and a public utility system. is also to be built.
A new domestic terminal and a third runway are part of Phase 2 project. 
Update:  The new government  has currently put on hold Airport expansion plans in early July 2014.

NOTE:  1. A Thai news article in July 2014 claims that with the recent takeover of the National Council for Peace (NCPO) - 'taking charge of the Country' - a poll concluded that over 90 percent of surveyed respondents feel happier. This may translate into a more secure stay for visitors to Thailand. 
2. Airport cab drivers must now attend a special seminar - to the benefit of tourists.
3. Thai customs enforce duty-free limits of B10,000 on overseas purchases


 

  • Address:
    999 Moo 1 Bangna - Trad Rd. km15 Rachathewa
    Baan Phli / Samut Prakan, 10540
    Thailand
  • Website for Bangkok Suvarnabhumi: http://www.suvarnabhumiairport.com
  • Phone: +66 2132 1888 / fax 1889

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