Suvarnabhumi International Airport
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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 will inherit its IATA airport code BKK from Bangkok Don Muang International Airport. In the interim period while both airports are operating (from September 15th to September 28th) Suvarnabhumi will use the code NBK.
Suvarnabhumi Airport is located on a 3,100 ha site in the Bang Phli district of Samut Prakarn province of Thailand at Nong Ngu Hao (Nongnughao translated as Cobra Swamp), 30km east of Bangkok. Road access to the new airport will be provided by a series of new highways connected to Bangkok's existing outer ring road. The main access road is an elevated 2 x 5 lane road that leads from the passenger terminal through the northern part of the site to the new Bangkok-Chonburi highway.
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. There are the two 5-storey car park buildings with a combined capacity of 5,000 cars.
Underground Train Station
The construction of the City Airport Terminal in Makkasan and a 28.6 km high-speed rail link to the new airport started in July 2005 and are planned for completion in November 2007. The airport express, informally known as the Pink Line and operated jointly with SRT's planned Red Line commuter service, will connect with the BTS Sukhumvit Line and MRT Blue Line at Phaya Thai and Phetchaburi stations respectively, offering airport-bound passengers a fast 15-minute limited stop journey from the city.
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.


Passenger Terminal Complex
7 th
Observation Deck
6 th
5 th
Office : Thai Airways & Star Alliance
4 th
3 rd
Meeting & Greeting Gallery
2 nd
1 st
Underground Train Station (Nov 2008)


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