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Suvarnabhumi Bangkok Airport Overview

Suvarnabhumi Bangkok Airport Overview

The name Suvarnabhumi was given by HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej (pictured right inspecting a model of the new Suvarnabhumi Airport) at an auspicious foundation stone laying ceremony on January 19, 2002.

Suvarnabhumi means "The Golden Land" which is a traditional name for the Thailand-Cambodia-Laos-Burma region

How Suvarnabhumi is pronounced:

Pronounced "soo-wanna-poom"

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Location

Suvarnabhumi Airport covers an area of approximately 20,000 rais (8,000 acres). The new Airport is located about 30 kilometres (19 miles) to the east of Bangkok in Bang Phli District, Samut Prakarn Province and is about 25 km from downtown Bangkok

Facilities

  • 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.
  • 18 slanted moving sideways.

Capacity

The passenger terminal is seven stories high and it has 563,000 square meters of floor space, this replaces Hong Kong's Chep Lap Kok airport as the world's largest.

International cargo facilities are housed within a 90,000 square metre terminal. They are divided into four zones: Express Cargo Zone, Customers Airline Zone, Thai Cargo and the Alliance Zone - there's also a temperature-controlled perishable centre.

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Further Information

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The airport has a 600,000 square metre Customs Free Zone and 14 warehouses that employ the very latest in logistics technology. Raw materials and parts imported into the country for assembly can be exported expeditiously without passing through customs. In addition to speeding up supply chain management, customs free zones are considered outside of "Thai customs territory" and allow for the importation and subsequent export of goods without being subject to import taxes or other duties. Taxes only apply once the goods enter Thailand for consumption.

The main automotive route to the new airport is via an eight-lane road linking the terminal with the Bangkok-Chonburi highway, in addition to connections with the Rom Klao and King Kaew Roads, Bangna-Trad Road and Burapha Vithee Expressway, as well as a connection to On Nut Road.

Additionally, a rail connection will be established between Suvarnabhumi and Makkasan train station in Bangkok within the next one to two years, offering passengers a mere 15-minute transit to the city.

Source: Board of Investment Thailand

Interesting Fact

The control tower is 132.2 meters high. It is the world?€?s tallest control tower. It has the ability to manage approximately 76 flights per hour.

 

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