A Passenger’s Guide to Suvarnabhumi International Airport (Bangkok, Thailand)


Arriving at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo Credit: Accidental Travel Writer.

Suvarnabhumi International Airport is Thailand’s most important international gateway. It is served mostly by international airlines as well as domestic airlines flying to foreign travel destinations.

Sometimes referred to as Bangkok International Airport, Suvarnabhumi is a hub for Thai Airways, Bangkok Airways, Jet Asia Airways, and a few other carriers.

The airport is served by roughly 90  airlines, including the following Accidental Travel Writer affiliates:

The three Middle Eastern airlines offer connecting service to Africa, the Americas, Europe, and the Middle East through their respective hubs in Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; and Doha, Qatar.

A major hub for Asia, the airport is the 20th busiest airport in the world and the ninth busiest airport in the Far East.

Difficult to pronounce for non-Thai-speakers because of its complicated English spelling, Suvarnabhumi is Sanskrit for “Land of Gold”.

Suvarnabhumi is one of two international airports serving the Thai capital. Don Mueang International Airport is used mostly for flights to domestic travel destinations and by budget air carriers.

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