Suvarnabhumi Airport (IATA: BKK, ICAO: VTBS), also known as (New) Bangkok International Airport, is the
international airport serving Bangkok, Thailand.
Bangkok International is located in Racha Thewa in Bang Phli district, Samut Prakan Province, about 25 kilometres (16 mi) east of downtown Bangkok. The
name Suvarnabhumi was chosen by King Bhumibol Adulyadej and refers to the golden kingdom hypothesised to have been located somewhere in Southeast Asia.
The airport is currently the main hub for Thai Airways International, Bangkok Airways and Orient Thai Airlines. It also serves as regional gateway
and connecting point for various foreign carriers. The airport has the world's tallest free-standing control tower (132.2 metres or 434 feet), and the
world's fourth largest single-building airport terminal (563,000 square metres or 6,060,000 square feet).