Bangkok International Airport - Departure Hall - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama showing one of the main halls in the departure area of Bangkok International Airport, with a long statue depicting the churning of the milk ocean. Hand held panorama.
Bangkok International Airport - Departure Hall - FURTHER INFORMATION
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The proper name for (new) Bangkok International Airport is Suvarnabhumi Airport (ท่าอากาศยานสุวรรณภูมิ), though no visitor will call it that. The airport is the main transit hub for flights to Bangkok and the rest of Thailand. The main carriers using Bangkok Airport are Thai Airways International, Bangkok Airways, Orient Thai Airlines, PBair and Thai AirAsia.
Bangkok International Airport has 2 runways and 120 plane bays, five of which can handle Airbus A380 aircraft. 51 of the bays have contact gates and the remaining 69 have remote gates. The airport can handle 76 arrivals and departures per hour for both domestic and international flights.
This picture shows the departure hall in the airport, dominated by the 'Churning of the Milk Ocean' sculpture. Hindu traditions state that just after creation the forces of good and evil agreed to work together to churn the ocean of milk. They used an enormous snake for the churning rope, and a mountain for the rod. From the ocean many things arose, including Dhanvantari the giver of the science of medicine.
Suvarnabhumi Airport Call center: 02 132 1888
Airport information Counter (Departures): 02 132 9324 to 9327
Airport information Counter(Arrivals): 02 132 9328 to 9329
Airport operation Duty officer (AOC): 02 132 4101
Help Desk: 02 132 3888
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Road: Suvarnabhumi Airport is 30km (19 miles) east of Bangkok.
Bus: Airport Express buses and BMTA public bus.