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The statistics collected by the Airports Council International or ACI, has shown that among the world's 30 largest airports in 1983, Bangkok International Airport (BIA) was ranked the 51st with its 5.68 mil. passengers. After 15 years have passed, in 1998 number of passengers at BIA was up to 25.62 mil. which resulted BIA's quantitative rank of passenger to become the 28th of the world.

Among the world's 50 largest airports, volume of cargo handling at BIA in 1991 was 403,087 tons being the 23rd of the world. Then in 1998 the volume of cargo increased to 719,324 tons which resulted BIA to become the 24th of the world.

For aircraft movements, in 1994 BIA had 160,178 flights being the 93rd rank of the world. In 1998, the number of flights increased to 178,458 then BIA became the 91st rank of the world.

The statistics collected by the Airports Council International or ACI, has shown that among the world's 30 largest airports in 1983, Bangkok International Airport (BIA) was ranked the 51st with its 5.68 mil. passengers. After 15 years have passed, in 1998 number of passengers at BIA was up to 25.62 mil. which resulted BIA's quantitative rank of passenger to become the 28th of the world.

Among the world's 50 largest airports, volume of cargo handling at BIA in 1991 was 403,087 tons being the 23rd of the world. Then in 1998 the volume of cargo increased to 719,324 tons which resulted BIA to become the 24th of the world.

For aircraft movements, in 1994 BIA had 160,178 flights being the 93rd rank of the world. In 1998, the number of flights increased to 178,458 then BIA became the 91st rank of the world.



Bangkok International Airport (BIA)
serves the most air traffic in Thailand. Nowadays more than 80 airlines are on service and over 25,000,000 passengers, 160,000 flights and 700,000 tons of cargo are handled at this airport.With its appropriate location, spacious terminal and facilities as well as standard service, BIA then becomes the hub and the proper connecting point of international civil aviation routes of this region.


Located at longitude 100 36' 30" and latitude 13 54' 52", 9 feet above mean sea level, Bangkok International Airport is 24 kms.north of Bangkok.




Vibhavadi Rangsit Road is the main route linking BIA with downtown Bangkok. Other transport webs bringing us to downtown are toll-way and expressways which facilitate passengers' trip with more convenience and fastness. Besides travelling by road, train is other choice for travelling to town, spending 30 minutes only. The railway station is opposite and linked with the airport by walkway bridge.

There are several kinds of transportation services provided for passengers such as limousine of Airport Associate Co., Ltd. and of Thai Airways International Public Co., Ltd. car rental service, taximeter and airport bus. Their counters are in the arrival hall of international passenger terminal. Both limousine and taxi are on service at Domestic terminal as well.

Airport Information Counters are in the passenger hall and passenger lounge of international passenger terminal and domestic passenger terminal. Airport information officers are willing to give necessary information to passengers with Thai courtesy.

Service time of airport: 24 hours

There are 2 runways at BIA

Runway
Runway 21 R/03L
Runway 21 L/03R

- 3,700 metres long, 60 metres wide (12,139 feet/197 feet)
- 3,500 metres long, 45 metres wide (11, 461 feet/147 feet)
Accommodation capacity 60 flights/hour
Characteristics asphaltic concrete
Durability - Runway 21R/03L = PCN.126/F/D/W/T
- Runway 21L/03R = PCN.126/F/D/W/T

Taxiway : 23

- West Side A , B , C , D , E , F , G , H , I , J , K , L , M , N , O , P , R , S
- Past Side T , W , V, U, Y, X


Parking Area:

- West Side 860,000 m2
- East Side 158,963 m2

95 parking stands provided for aircraft at BIA

  • 33 parking stands with contact gates divided into
    - 25 parking stands at international passenger terminal
    - 8 parking stands at domestic passenger terminal
  • 62 remote parking bays.

3 passenger terminals

  • International Passenger Terminal 1
  • International Passenger Terminal 2
  • Domestic Passenger Terminal
263 check-in counters
  • 124 check-in counters at international passenger terminal 1
  • 96 check-in counters at international passenger terminal 2
  • 43 check-in counters at domestic passenger terminal

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