Suvarnabhumi Airport (airport code: BKK) is the new international airport of Bangkok, initially planned to replace Don Muang; as it reached its capacity of 40 million passengers a year already after a short time, both airports of Bangkok are now in operation simultaneously.
Suvarnabhumi Bangkok Airport is located in Racha Thewa in the Bang Phli district of Samut Prakan province, 30 kilometers east of Bangkok.
As the airport is intended as travel hub for the whole of Southeast Asia, the name Suvarnabhumi was chosen by HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej, which means "The Golden Land" (a traditional name for the Thailand-Cambodia-Laos-Burma region).
Last Updated: 03 Sep 2010
Photos from Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok
Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport Suvarnabhumi ('su-wan-na-poom') is Thai for "the golden land," a name given this international airport by HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Suvarnabhumi, is Bangkok's new international airport, and was officially opened in September, 2006 after 40 years of construction.