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Friday, April 20, 2007

Suvarnabhumi Airport Quick Facts

Official name
Suvarnabhumi Airport. The name Suvarnabhumi was chosen by HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej which means "The Golden Land", specifically referring to the continental Indochina. "Golden Peninsula"or "Golden Land" is a traditional name for the Thailand-Cambodia-Laos-Burma region

How is it pronounced

Airport Code
Suvarnabhumi Airport inherited its IATA airport code BKK from Bangkok Don Muang International Airport. In the interim period while both airports were operating (from September 15th to September 28th) Suvarnabhumi used the code NBK.

The airport is located in Racha Thewa in the Bang Phli district of Samut Prakan province, 30 kilometers east of Bangkok.

Hours of operation
24 hours.


  • 130 passport control checkpoints for arrivals, 72 for departures.
  • 26 customs control checkpoints for arrivals, 8 for departures.
  • 22 baggage conveyor belts.
  • 360 check-in counters. There are 100 additional counters for passengers without luggage.
  • 107 moving walkways.
  • 102 elevators.
  • 83 escalators.

The airport was designed by Murphy/Jahn Architects

The airport has 2 parallel runways (60 m. wide, 4,000 m. and 3700 m. long) and 2 parallel taxiways to accommodate simultaneous departures and arrivals. It has a total of 120 parking bays (51 with contact gates and 69 remote gates) and 5 of these are capable of accommodating the Airbus A380 aircraft. With a capacity of handling 76 flight operations per hour, both international and domestic flights will share the airport terminal but will be assigned to different parts of the concourse. In the initial phase of construction, it will be capable of handling 45 million passengers and 3 million tonnes of cargo per year. Between the airport hotel and the terminal building are the two 5-storey car park buildings with a combined capacity of 5,000 cars.

Airport Hotel
Above the underground rail link station and in front of the passenger terminal building is the 600-room hotel operated by Accor Group under the Novotel Suvarnabhumi brand.

Long-term plans
Long-term plans for four runways flanking two main terminals and two satellite buildings with a combined capacity capable of handling up to 100 million passengers and 6.4 million tonnes of cargo a year are on the drawing board. The second phase of airport expansion involving the construction of a satellite building south of the main terminal is expected to begin 3 to 5 years after the completion of the first main terminal.

Resource : BangkokAirportOnline

Suvarnabhumi Airport Passenger Terminal Building

The Suvarnabhumi Airport Passenger Terminal Building has 10 Entrances, 2 Service Roads, �Inner Curb�, �Outer Curb�, 7 Floors/Levels, and 7 Adjoining Concourses (A to G).

Passenger Terminal Building Description:

1st Floor / Level 1 : Arrival Lobby for Group Tours & Airline Crew Pick Up. (Airline Offices)

2nd Floor / Level 2 : Arrival Hall, Arrival Passport Control & Customs, Baggage Claim, Transport & Hotel Counters and Transfer Counters. (Arrival/Boarding Gates & Transfer Counters.)

3rd Floor / Level 3 : Access to/from carpark, shops & restaurants. (Airline Lounges)

4th Floor / Level 4 : Departure Hall, Departure Passport Control & VAT Refunds. (Duty Free Shops)

5th Floor / Level 5 : Star Alliance Airline Offices.

6th Floor / Level 6 : Restaurants.

7th Floor / Level 7 : Observation Deck.

Suvarnabhumi Airport Passenger Terminal Building

1. Ground level / 1st floor Main Terminal Building (MTB).

Air Crew Coach at Level 1

2. Arrival 2nd floor Main Terminal Buildin (MTB).

Private Vehicles Parking

3. Departure 4th floor Main Terminal Buildin (MTB).

Airport Fees

“Suvarnabhumi Airport Fees Announcement”

Airport Of Thailand Public Company Limited (AOT) would like to announce AOT’s board meeting resolution on the matter as follows.

  1. Passenger Service Charge (PSC) for international flights will be increased from Baht 500 to Baht 700, and for domestic flights from Baht 50 to Baht 100, effective as of February 1, 2007.
  2. Landing and Parking fees will be increased by 15% as of April 1, 2007, a 6-month delay, to support airlines, ensure the best service for aircraft and attract more airlines to Suvarnabhumi Airport.

Resource : Suvarnabhmi Airport Thailand

Suvarnabhumi Call Center

A Call Centre has been set up to answer people’s queries regarding Suvarnabhumi airport and a switchover from Don Muang airport.

Calls can be made to the centre at (+66) 021321888 between 8am-5pm on weekdays. However, from Friday, the service will be available around the clock.

Some airlines will start flying into Suvarnabhumi from Sept 15. During the transition, passengers should be informed by their respective airlines as to which airport the flight will take off from.

Passengers should look for an airport code on their tickets.

“If it says NBK, it denotes a flight departure from Suvarnabhumi or BKK for Don Muang.

All tickets with flights leaving from Sept 28 onward will be coded NBK

From Friday 15 September, 2006, some scheduled domestic flights will operate out of Suvarnabhumi.

A number of Thai Airways flights from Bangkok to Phitsanulok, Ubon Ratchathani and Chiang Mai will originate from the new airport.

Jetstar Asia of Singapore will make three daily landings at Suvarnabhumi from Friday.

Resource : Suvarnabhmi Airport Thailand

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New Bangkok International Airport (Suvarnabhumi) is open for all domestic and international flights

Bangkok International Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) is officially open. All domestic and international flights now arrive to and depart from the new airport.

Latest News: Don Muang airport re-opened on March 25th, 2007 for some domestic flights. Visit the Don Muang airport website for additional details.

Resource : BangkokAirportOnline

Airports of Thailand terminated King Power Duty Free’s contracts

Airports of Thailand Plc (AOT)’s board of directors resolved on Thursday (April 19, 2007) to call a new bidding for operators of duty-free shops at the Suvarnabhumi Airport, indicating an eventual end in its contracts with King Power International.

The board also agreed to have all tenants at the airport to negotiate for new contracts with AOT individually. Previously King Power had secured the concession for commercial area management.

AOT, which runs the Suvarnabhumi Airport, had nullified its deals with King Power on advice from the Council of State, arguing that King Power had violated the Public-Private Joint Venture Act.

Resource : Suvarnabhmi Airport Thailand

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