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About Bangkok International Airport

Suvarnabhumi Airport also known as Bangkok International Airport, is the international airport serving Bangkok, Thailand. After numerous delays and decades of planning, the airport opened for limited service on 15 September 2006, and opened for all commercial flights on 28 September. The airport is the main hub for Thai Airways International, Bangkok Airways, Orient Thai Airlines, PBair, Thai AirAsia and a focus city for Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, EVA Air, Emirates Airline, Air India, Druk Air, Indian Airlines, Singapore Airlines and SriLankan Airlines.

The airport is located in Racha Thewa in Bang Phli district, Samut Prakan Province, about 25 km east of downtown Bangkok. The name Suvarnabhumi was chosen by King Bhumibol Adulyadej and refers to the golden kingdom hypothesized to have been located somewhere in Southeast Asia.

Months into its opening, issues such as congestion, construction quality, signage, provision of facilities, and soil subsidence continued to plague the project, prompting calls to reopen Don Mueang to allow for repairs to be conducted. Expert opinions varied widely regarding the extent of Suvarnabhumi's problems as well as their root cause; most airlines stated that damage to the airport was minimal.

The airport has become a key economic strength for the nation, as a modern motorway connects the airport, Bangkok, and the heavily industrial Eastern Seaboard of Thailand, where most of the export oriented manufacturing takes place.

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