Airport information Suvarnabhumi International Bangkok (BKK)
Bangkok Suvarnabhumi airport (also known as Bangkok International Airport) is the main entry point into Thailand. The airport was build recently at a cost of US$ 3.8 billion to replace the aging Don Muang airport north of Bangkok. The new Suvarnabhumi airport is located 30km east of downtown Bangkok. Although the initial plan was to closedown Don Muang airport after the opening of Suvarnabhumi on 15 September 2006, the old airport is currently still in service due to construction and congestion problems at Suvarnabhumi. A few airlines have decided to only use Don Muang airport: Nokair is one of them and Airasia moved all operations to Don Muang on 1 October 2012. Suvarnabhumi Airport has two parallel runways of 4,000m and 3,700m, 120 aircraft parking bays and is capable of receiving the Airbus A380. The airport is the busiest in South East Asia and is capable of handling a massive 45 million passengers a year. The main terminal is the fourth biggest passenger terminal in the world (after Dubai, Bejing and Hong Kong).
Weekly 342 flights depart from Suvarnabhumi International.
There are 72 airlines flying to Suvarnabhumi International every week.
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Airport information Don Muang International Bangkok (DMK)
Don Muang Airport is the former Bangkok International Airport, also known as Don Muang International Airport. The airport was officially opened on March 27, 1914 as a Royal Thai Air Force airport. In 1924 Don Muang Airport commenced on commercial operation too with the arrival of the first commercial KLM flight to Don Muang. Before the closure of Don Muang Airport the airport was the operational center of Thai Airways International and has served most air traffic in Thailand with more than 80 airlines, 160,000 flights, 30 million passengers and 700,000 tonnes of cargo per year. Don Muang was the 18th busiest airports in the world, and second in Asia based on total volume of passenger arrivals and departures. On 28 September 2006, Don Muang Airport closed for renovations and was replaced by the new Suvarnabhumi Airport as the main international airport of Bangkok. After the renovations Don Muang airport began operating again on March 25, 2007 for some domestic flights only while there are still two international terminals and one domestic terminal. Currently, the new Suvarnabhumi airport is at full capacity and most low-cost airlines are moving operations to Don Muang. Airasia has moved all Bangkok operations to Don Muang in 2012.
When you land or take off at Don Muang airport you will notice a complete golf course is located between the two runways, without any fences separating the golf course from the runway.
Weekly 97 flights depart from Don Muang International.
There are 17 airlines flying to Don Muang International every week.
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