Bangkok International Airport is located in Bangkok, Thailand. Bangkok International Airport was officially opened on March 27th, 1914 , although the field had been in use earlier. The main field before the opening of Bangkok International Airport was the Sa Pathum airfield.
Bangkok International Airport is an important hub of Asia and the hub of Thai Airways International.
Bangkok International Airport serves the most air traffic in Thailand. As of 2004, more than 80 airlines serviced the airport and over 30,000,000 passengers, 160,000 flights and 700,000 tons of cargo was handled at this airport per year. In 2004 it was the 14th busiest in the world by passenger volume.
Bangkok International Airport is a joint-use facility with the Royal Thai Air Force’s Don Muang Royal Thai Air Force Base being the home of the RTAF the 1st Air Division, consisting primarily of non-combat aircraft.
Vibhavadi Rangsit Road is the main route linking Bangkok International with downtown Bangkok. The Uttaraphimuk Elevated Toll way, running above Vibhavadi Rangsit, offers a more rapid option for getting into the city and connects to Bangkok’s inner city expressway network. Besides traveling by road, there is train service connecting to Hua Lamphong station in the center of town. The railway station is across the highway and linked with the airport by walkway bridge.
Bangkok International Airport will be replaced by the new Suvarnbhumi Airport, which has been under construction since 2002, and is currently expected to open September 28, 2006. The present airport’s fate has not been officially decided yet, but it has been decided that all domestic and international scheduled traffic shall move to Suvarnabhumi.
There is a golf course located between the two runways. The course has no separation whatsoever from the runway, and people are only held back by a red light when airplanes land and cross the golf course.