The official opening of Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok’s new international airport, on 28 September 2006, gives new impetus to the country’s quest to make Bangkok and Thailand the aviation hub of the region.
At 563,000 square metres, the passenger terminal is currently the largest in the world. The airport also features the world’s longest runway, 75.3 metres by 4,000 metres long and the world’s tallest control tower, 132.2 metres high, providing the best visual coverage of overall airside.
Passenger Terminal Complex
Facilities for both domestic and international passengers are situated in the same building. The concourse buildings are connected to the passenger terminal.
The Suvarnabhumi Passenger Terminal Complex comprises 7 floors above ground level and 2 floors below ground level.
1st floor: Bus Lobby
Passengers travelling with a tour agency proceed to the 1st floor for buses and coaches. The Association of Thai Travel Agents (ATTA) office, a medical centre, AOT offices for electricity monitoring and airport control offices are also located on the 1st floor.
2nd floor: Arrivals Hall
for both domestic and international passengers
consists of airlines passenger waiting lounges, security checkpoints, meeting points, shops, service counters and CIP lounges
4th floor: Departures Hall
features facilities for both international and domestic passengers, lounges for premium passengers Thai Airways International PLC, customs control checkpoints, some governmental offices, airline booths, airport information counters and escalators in the centre take passengers right up to restaurants on 6th floor.
5th floor: Offices for Thai Airways International and Star Alliance airlines
6th floor: Restaurants
can be accessed via the escalators from 4th floor
7th floor: Observation area
There are 7 concourse buildings: A, B, C, D, E, F and G. Concourse buildings A and B are for domestic passengers. Concourse buildings C, D, E, F and G are for international passengers.
Passengers walk to the concourse buildings from the terminal complex via concourse building D, which is directly connected to the terminal complex. The intersections of the concourse buildings are termed the airside centre.