His Majesty the King Bhumibol Adulyadej had conferred the name “SUVARNABHUMI AIRPORT”
which means “The Golden Land” and proceeded to preside over the foundation stone laying ceremony of the passenger terminal on Saturday of 19th January B.E. 2552
Suvarnabhumi Airport the Gateway to Asia
Suvarnabhumi Airport has an area of 20,000 Rai (8,000 acres), situates on Bangna-Trad Road, Km 15. and is 25 km. far from Bangkok.
Building and Facilities
A single Passenger Terminal serving both domestic and international passengers, with a usable area of around 563,000 Square Meters.
The Passenger Building
comprises of 7 floors and 2 basements.
There are 7 four-storey buildings A, B, C, D, E, F and G. Concourse building A serves domestic passengers, concourse building B serves international passengers from 21.00 – 04.00 hour. Concourse Buildings C, D, E, F and G serve international passengers.
There are 2 runways in the first phase, the east runway is 4,000 m. long and 60 m. wide and the west runway is 3,700 m. long and 60 m. wide There are 52 taxiways.
There are 51 contact gates and 69 remote parking bays. There are 8 parking bays for Airbus A380, of which 5 are contact gates.
Aviation Control Tower
With 132.2 m. in height, it is the world’s tallest aviation control tower, fully equipped with state of the art technology airtraffic service, to handle 76 flights per hour.
Fire Brigade and Rescue Building
There are 3 stations. The main station is responsible for the fire-fighting of the buildings. The 2 substations, located between the east and west runways, are responsible for the fire-fighting of aircrafts. Each station meets the Level 10 of the Fire and Rescue Services standard of the International Civil Aviation Organization.
Aviation Meteorology Bureau
The Aviation Meteorology Bureau is responsible for supporting aviation activities at Suvarnabhumi Airport, conforming with standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization and the World Meteorology Organization, by installing the meteorological equipment and system providing aviation meteorological information for the benefit of monitoring and reporting aviation weather conditions, weather forecast at the airport and flight routes, with ability to issue warnings of hazardous weather condition.
The Power Sub-station
The station has a panel board transforming the voltage of 115 KV received from the Metropolitan Electricity Authority into 24 KV.
The Water Supply Station
The Water Supply Station obtains water from the Metropolitan Water Works Authority and supplys to the passenger terminal and other buildings through 35 km. underground pipeline network. The water supply station can accommodate 40,000 cubic meters, in accordance with the standard of the International Civil Aviation Organization
The Waste Water Treatment Plant
The Waste Water Treatment Plant serves collects waste water from the passenger terminal and other buildings through the underground pipeline network for treatment. Currently, it can treat 18,000 cubic meters waste water per day. The treated waste water is recycled for using in the air-condition cooling system and for watering the plants around the Airport.
The Electricity and Cooling Water Generation Plant
The Electricity and Cooling Water Generation Plant is operated by District Cooling System and Power Plant Co., Ltd., a state enterprise of the Ministry of Energy under a joint venture with PTT, EGAT and MEA. The joint venture invested in the construction of district cooling system and power plant, which uses natural gas as fuel for generating the electricity by the co-generating system to supply Suvarnabhumi Airport. Moreover, the surplus of the energy from the electricity generation, namely the thermal energy, is used for generating cold water and steam, to use in the air-conditioning system in the Passenger Terminal.
The Technological and Airport Information Building
The Technological and Airport Information Building consists of 4 main control centers, Airport Operation Center, Security Control Center, Emergency State Control Center and Network Management Center.
The Car Park Building
There are 2 car park buildings in front of the Passenger Terminal, which can accommodate approx. 5,000 cars and there is also a 30,000 m2 car park area that can accommodate 1,000 cars.
The Public Transport Center
The Public Transport Center has a total area of about 42,000 m2 or 26 Rai. The area is divided into a car park area and a waiting area for various mode of transpartation, such as taxi, limousines, and car rentals. Moreover, within the center, there is a bus terminal for 2 types of public transportation stations, for Bangkok Mass Transport Authority (BMTA) and Transport Company Limited buses. There are also a petrol station and a convenient store.
Duty-Free Zone (Cargo Warehouses)
The government has a policy to promote Suvarnabhumi Airport as a Center of Aviation, Passenger and Cargo Transportation. Therefore, the Duty-Free Zone was created in order to facilitate the handling of inbound, outbound cargo and transit cargo with minimum customs procedure. The Duty Free Zone is located in the northwest end of the Airport, and has a total area of 549,416 m2 or about 345 Rai, as a well as public area of 111,156 m2 .The main buildings consist of :
Novotel Hotel Suvarnabhumi
It is locates about 300 meters from the Passenger Terminal, with 600 rooms, and other facilities such as function rooms, restaurants, spa and fitness room.