Bangkok Airport Reviews
Bangkok Airport Reviews
Suvarnabhumi Airport (Thai: ท่าอากาศยานสุวรรณภูมิ; RTGS: Suwannaphum; pronounced [sù.wān.nā.pʰūːm] (Thai pronunciation); from Sanskrit, सुवर्णभूमि, “Golden Land”), (IATA: BKK, ICAO: VTBS), also known as (New) Bangkok International Airport, is one of two international airports serving Bangkok, Thailand. The other one 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 district, Samut Prakan Province, about 25 kilometres (16 mi) 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 or 434 feet), and the world’s fourth largest single-building airport terminal (563,000 square metres or 6,060,000 square feet).
Suvarnabhumi is the fourteenth 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.
ATMs / Cash Machines – Cash machines are available in Terminals 2, 3 and 4.
Car Rentals – Avis • Budget • Hertz. Locations: near luggage conveyor belt #2 • near the Domestic Arrivals Hall • near International Arrival Hall, between entrances 7 and 8.
Children’s Play Areas – Location: near the transfer lounges in Concourse B and D (west side)
Currency Exchange – info not available
Food / Restaurants – info not available
Information Desk – info not available
Luggage Storage / Lockers – Location: Left Luggage Baggage Service Center, 2nd Floor, Arrival Hall, Baggage Claim and 4th Floor, Departure Hall, behind check-in counter Q. Rate: THB 100 per bag per day.
Prayer Rooms – Location: Terminal 3, Airside and Landside
Rest Areas – the airport has a few rest lounge areas with comfortable reclining chairs on the third floor, Concourse B and D (on the west side).
Showers – info not available
Sightseeing Tours – If you are in transit, you can take advantage of 4, 5 and 7 hour tours in Bangkok. The tour desks are located Airside.
Spa – Location: Terminal 3, Airside and Landside
Internet: Free WiFi is available at the Bangkok airport for 15 minutes. Beyond that time, you will have to pay.
Airport opening hours:
Open 24 hours
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