Bangkok serves as an important aviation center of Asia. There are two airports in Bangkok - Don Mueang International Airport (Old Bangkok International Airport) and Suvarnabhumi Airport (New Bangkok International Bangkok), 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, bureaux de change, 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 International Airport (Old
Bangkok International 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 military aircrafts, charter flights
and civil aviation. However, domestic commercial flights again started
operating from 24th March 2007. Today, the airport offers services of
three airlines - Thai Airways, 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 Britsh Airwyas, 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.