the Thailand airports is the Phuket International
Airport, situated at 32 km away of the Phuket City’s
centre, in the Phuket Island’s North.
airport has an important role in the Thai tourism
industry since the Phuket Island is a famous resort
with numerous visitors. On the top of the busiest
Thailand airports, Pkuket Airport is on the second
place, after the Suvarnabhumi Airport (as number of
passengers not cargo).
airport has a terminal for the domestic flights and
one terminal for the international flights. The
Bangkok International Airport (Suvarnabhumi Airport,
which means the ‘golden land’ in Thai) is situated
at 25 km East of the Bangkok’s centre.
airport serves Bangkok, is the principal hub for the
Thai Air Asia, for the Bangkok Airways, the
Airways International and for the Orient Thai
location is on the Samut Prakan province, the Bang
Phli district-Racha Thewa.In September
2006 it was opened for domestic flight services and couple
of days later for the international commercial flights. The
airport’s name was given by the king Bhumibol Adulyadej
referring to a golden kingdom from somewhere in the
airport owns the tallest control tower in the world,
with 434 feet (132.2m) and a terminal of 563.000
square metres; this terminal is the 3 rd largest
terminal in the world. With 40.5 million passengers
only in 209, the Bangkok International Airport is
number 5 on the top of the busiest Asian airports.
It has more than 50 air bridges, with remote
locations on ramps. From here, the airport buses can
take the passengers to the terminals.
airport with an impossible name to pronounce has the
shape of a glass, steel and marble centipede.
Inside, Suvarnabhumi is practically a Thai gallery
The building finished in 2006, conceived by the
German architect Helmut Jahn, was considered too
cold for a country which wants to be ‘the gate to
the South-East Asia’, so the Thais added a drop of
local colour, a drop of about 2.5 million Euros.
paintings of 35 metres length and four metres width deploys
over the luggage roundabouts and a sculpture long of 21
metres and tall of about 6 meters thrones at the second
floor of the airport,
under the name
of the ‘oceanic milk filtration’ (according to a local
legend, from the ocean’s water is obtained the life without
piece remains the 12 giants from the Ramayana epopee,
represented in golden tissue paper.
As bonus there
are oil reproductions of the most known local works of art,
put in all the airport’s corners. Respecting the oriental
beliefs, each artistic element has a specific symbolism, as
is the case of the mural painting ‘the Sky’s Land’
Phisuth) which shows the most important Thai gods.
The dean of the
painting college of Bangkok says that the art works have the
gift of protecting the airport and the 40 million travellers
that come here every year.