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’.  BSIA is operated by the  Airports of Thailand Public Corp.

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

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport has presently only one passenger terminal, with seven concourses.
NOTE:  Thai customs enforce duty-free limits of B10,000 on overseas purchases

Current & Future Airport Developments: 
In August 2016 Airports of Thailand (AoT) signed three contracts to expand passenger capacity at Suvarnabhumi to 60M  (currently 45M) annually.
- Contract 1 involves construction of a concourse, parking bays & tunnel in the Airport's southern area;
- Contracts 2 & 3 involve setting up the utility system; and the hiring of the construction's overseer.
The expansion project is to be completed by November 2019.
(A second terminal & extension of third runway have been rescheduled to start 2018, to be tentatively completed by 2020.)
 


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