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Bangkok International Airport


Bangkok International Airport

Bangkok International Airport is the busiest airport in Asia, seeing nearly 50 million passengers annually. The airport code for Bangkok International Airport is BKK.

Bangkok International Airport, also sometimes known as Suvarnabhumi International Airport, is located about 15 miles north of Bangkok. The actual name refers to the golden kingdom, a region in Southeast Asia.

This airport has 3 Terminals. This airport does not handle any domestic flights today because of overcrowding. It has the world's tallest freestanding control tower. Interestingly enough, it is the world's second most popular Instagram picture location.

The airport is built on a watershed, so precautions have to be taken to prevent the airport from taking on water during flooding.

History

Bangkok International Airport is the second Bangkok airport that was constructed. It is very young and had a rocky start before becoming what it is today.

Construction for this airport started in the early 1960s, and it took a long time to build. It was plagued by budget troubles and mistakes in construction. There were even some allegations of corruption during the construction of the airport. Shoppers were robbed and nothing was done about the crimes.

Test flights began in 2005, and it finally officially opened in 2006. There were many flight difficulties and safety issues. Within a year, it experienced overcrowding problems and domestic flights were moved from the airport to remedy these problems. There were a lot of problems with domestic flights over the last four years.

There are repair plans in order that have been lasting since the airport began its flights. These are ongoing due to the relatively low cost of the repairs compared to the amount of traffic that the airport sees. Repairs could be constant for this very large airport. It is even undergoing a large amount of expansions that should last until 2016.

Services/Amenities
* Transportation services - Free shuttle service
* Post office
* General services - Restaurants and dining, shopping, hair salon, spa services, pharmacies, medical care, book and magazine kiosks, smoking areas, transit hotels, lost and found
* Information - information services, tours
* Religious services - Muslim prayer room, Monk's reception rooms
* Business services - Internet, meeting points

Parking

Short and long term parking is available at the airport. Short term parking is opposite the main terminal building. These buildings connect directly to the airport terminal. Parking for short term is slightly expensive.

There are two other car parks as well as long term parking. These are located a little away from the main terminal building. Luckily, there is a shuttle service that can take you to the airport terminal.

Surrounding Atmosphere

You can get to the city within about 15 minutes with various methods of transportation, including taxi, the airport express bus, a public bus, limousine services, public vans, or car rental. There is a large variety of different things to do in the city.

Address:
Bangkok International Airport,
222 Moo 10 Vibhavadi Rangsit Road,
Don Mueang,
Bangkok 10210,
Thailand

Contact Information
Telephone: (0)2 535 1111 or 535 1004 or 535 1456.
Fax: (0)2 535 4061 or 502 3846
Email: aatpr@airporthai.co.th or aotpr@airporthtai.co.th
Website: www.airportthai.co.th

Number of Terminals: 3
Time Zone: GMT + 7

Location: The airport is located 24km (15 miles) north of Bangkok
Airport code: BKK

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