Bangkok Airport Overview
Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport BKK – or simply BSIA - is Thailand's premier airport and serves the City of Bangkok and surrounding areas. Renamed in 2006, the name 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.
Bangkok Airport Facts & Stats
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 55.9 million passengers in 2016, 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. Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport has presently only one passenger terminal, with seven concourses. For Terminal details at this site open ‘Terminal Map’ and scroll down to the text; for ground transportation open ‘Ground Transportation: /Buses & Trains.
- Thai customs enforce duty-free limits of B10,000 on overseas purchases
Airport Recent News
- Omar Air recently opened a new luxury business class lounge located on the second floor between concourses G & E
- The passenger terminal is undergoing expansion work to raise capacity from 45M to 6M passengers annually. Work involves construction of a concourse, parking bays & tunnel in the Airport's southern area, setting up the utility system, and the hiring of the construction 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.
999 Moo 1 Bangna - Trad Rd. km15 Rachathewa
Baan Phli / Samut Prakan, 10540
Phone: +66 2 132 1888 / fax 1889