Suvarnabhumi Airport, also known as the New Bangkok International Airport, is one of Bangkok’s major airports. The name Suvarnabhumi originates from Sanskrit, which means golden land, and was chosen by King Bhumibol Adulyadej. It is believed by many that the name refers to the golden kingdom, which is believed to be somewhere in Southeast Asia.
The airport was officially opened to domestic and international flights in September 2006, and is currently the main hub for a vast range of airlines, such as Thai Airways International, Bangkok Airways, and Orient Thai Airlines. Like many other airports, it serves as a regional gateway as well as a connecting airport for other foreign air carriers.
The airport is known for having the world’s largest free-standing control tower, along with the world’s fourth largest single-building airport terminal. Apart from this, Suvarnabhumi is the 20th busiest airport in the world, the sixth busiest in Asia and the busiest in the country.
Flights to and from Suvarnabhumi depart and arrive each day, and the airport focuses on making air travel as easy as possible for visitors. Once you get there, getting to Bangkok is easy, if you opt for car rentals at Suvarnabhumi airport.