Bangkok serves as an important aviation center of Asia. There are two airports in Bangkok – Don Mueang International Airport (Bangkok Domestic Airport) and Suvarnabhumi Airport (Bangkok International Airport), which cater to the air-traffic of the city. Equipped with world-class facilities, they play key roles in the civil aviation transport of Thailand. Requirements of tourists are taken care of in the form of banks, exchange, fax, internet, shopping arcades, food courts, pubs, snack machines, ATM’s, medicine stores, laundry etc. To know more about the airports in Bangkok, read on.
Don Mueang Airport
Located 24 km north of Bangkok, Don Mueang Domestic Airport (Bangkok Domestic Airport) is one of the busiest airports in Thailand, with services offered by many important airlines. Officially opened on 27th March 1914, it claims credit of being one of the oldest airports in the world. With the opening of the new Suvarnabhumi Airport, Don Mueang served as a facility for domestic flights, military aircrafts, charter flights and civil aviation. However, domestic commercial flights again started operating from 24th March 2007. Today, the airport offers services of several airlines – Air Asia, Lion Air, Nok Air and One-Two-GO Airlines.
Suvarnabhumi Airport (New Bangkok International Airport), officially opened on 28th September 2006, is the international airport of Bangkok. Located in Racha Thewa in Bang Phli district, 25 km to the east of Bangkok, it offers services of a host of domestic and international airlines, including Thai Airways, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Britsh Airways, Cathay Pacific, Air France, China Airlines and Air India. Designed by by Murphy/Jahn Architects, the airport boasts of the tallest control tower in the world. Unlike Don Muang that has three terminals, Suvarnabhumi has one huge terminal that handles both international as well as domestic flights.