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Bangkok's Don Muang Airport

Click here to download a PDF Map of Terminals 1 and 2 at Don Muang Airport including left luggage, arrivals and departure areas, meeting areas, customs, immigration and information desks.
Map is courtesy of the Airports Authority of Thailand.
 

Don Muang (International) Airport (IATA: DMK, ICAO: VTBD) (or also (Old) Bangkok International Airport) (Thai: ท่าอากาศยานดอนเมือง, also Don Mueang) is an airport in Bangkok, Thailand. It was officially opened as a Royal Thai Air Force base on March 27, 1914, although it had been in use earlier. Commercial flights started in 1924. Closed following the opening of Suvarnabhumi Airport in 2006, flights resumed at Don Muang on March 24, 2007.

Don Muang was an important hub of Asia and the hub of Thai Airways International prior to its closure. At its peak, it served most air traffic in Thailand, with 80 airlines operating 160,000 flights and handling over 38,000,000 passengers and 700,000 tons of cargo in 2005. It was then the 18th busiest airport in the world and 2nd in Asia by passenger volume.

On September 28, 2006 the airport was replaced by Suvarnabhumi Airport. Don Muang became a facility for charter flights, military aircraft and civil aviation. The airport was reopened for non-connecting domestic commercial flights again on March 24th, 2007. Three airlines are now using the airport, which includes Thai Airways, Nok Air, and One-Two-GO Airlines. The airport is now in operation along with Suvarnabhumi Airport.

 Don Muang 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 1st Air Division, consisting primarily of non-combat aircraft. Vibhavadi Rangsit Road is the main route linking the airport with downtown Bangkok. The Uttaraphimuk Elevated Tollway, running above Vibhavadi Rangsit, offers a more rapid option for getting into the city and connects to Bangkok's inner city expressway network. Besides travel by road, there is rail service connecting with Hua Lamphong station in the centre of Bangkok. The train station is across the highway and linked with the airport by a walkway bridge. There is a RTAF golf course located between the two runways. The course has no separation from the runway, and golfers are only held back by a red light when planes land. In the aerial/satellite pictures below one can see the greens and bunkers quite well.

 

 

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