June 8, 2011

Suvarnabhumi Airport

Suvarnabhumi Airport (IATA: BKK) is the main gateway for entering Thailand. The international airport, which has the world's third largest terminal, is located about 25 kilometers from downtown Bangkok.

The airport is the 6th busiest in Asia, serving more than 42 million passengers in 2010 [1]. Around 88 airlines have scheduled flights to the airport, including Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific from the Philippines.

The airport is accessible via taxis, buses and the Suvarnabhumi Airport Link rail system (which terminates at Phraya Thai station of the BTS). A one way taxi ride would cost around 250 baht, plus 70 baht for toll fees. A single trip using the Airport Link costs 45 baht.

pics, from top: the terminal as seen from the plane, the enormous departure hall; the Churning of the Milk Ocean sculpture inside the departure hall

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