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08/02/2011

Suvarnabhumi (ท่าอากาศยานสุวรรณภูมิ) Airport (BKK), Bangkok, Thailand


Suvarnabhumi Airport (ท่าอากาศยานสุวรรณภูมิ meaning 'Golden Land'), also known as (New) Bangkok International Airport, is the international airport serving Bangkok, Thailand. 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. Designed by Helmut Jahn of Murphy/Jahn Architects, the airport has the world's tallest control tower (132.2 metres / 434 feet), and the world's third largest single-building airport terminal (563,000 sqm / 6,060,000sqf). Suvarnabhumi is the 5th busiest airport in Asia, having handled 40.5 million passengers in 2009, and is also a major air cargo hub.

1 comment:

Kevin P. said...

Beautiful architectural composition !