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 Suvarnabhumi Airport (Thaiท่าอากาศยานสุวรรณภูมิ, pronounced [sùwannápʰūːm]) (IATABKKICAOVTBS), also known as (New) Bangkok International Airport, is an international airport serving BangkokThailand. It was officially opened for limited domestic flight service on 15 September 2006, and opened for most domestic and all international commercial flights on 28 September.[3]

The airport is currently the main hub for Thai Airways InternationalBangkok AirwaysOrient Thai AirlinesPBair and Thai AirAsia.

The airport is located in Racha Thewa in Bang Phli district, Samut Prakan Province, about 25 km east of downtown Bangkok. The nameSuvarnabhumi was chosen by King Bhumibol Adulyadej and refers to the golden kingdom hypothesised to have been located somewhere in Southeast Asia.
Designed by Helmut Jahn of Murphy/Jahn Architects, this airport has the world's tallest control tower (132.2 m), and the world's third largest single-building airport terminal (563,000 m²). Suvarnabhumi is one of the busiest airports in Asia and is also a major air cargo hub. The airport inherited the airport code BKK from Don Mueang after the older airport ceased international flights. A modern motorway connects the airport, Bangkok, and the heavily industrial Eastern Seaboard of Thailand, where most of the manufacturing for export takes place.

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Quick Tip by . April 14, 2011
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Shopping at this airport is excellent! One can get all kinds of souvenirs including silks and massage oils within the airport. Jim Thompson has at least 2 outlets here and it's tax-free if you buy in the airport! There are also direct link by light rail to the city center. It takes about 30-45 mins by taxi into the downtown area.     If you plan on shopping and having your meals at the airport, go at least 3 hours before departure. The post office at the airport is also great …
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