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A Thai 747-400 at Suwannaphoom Airport

OK, so I've spelt it wrong, it's actually spelled Suvarnabhumi.

Or have I? Suvarnabhumi is pronounced: Suwannaphoom.

Try asking a Thai taxi driver to take you to Suv-ar-na-boom-ay.



* 130 passport control checkpoints for arrivals, 72 for departures.

* 26 customs control checkpoints for arrivals, 8 for departures.

* 22 baggage conveyor belts.

* 360 check-in counters. There are 100 additional counters for passengers without luggage.

* 107 moving walkways.

* 102 elevators.

* 83 escalators.



The airport has 2 parallel runways (60 m. wide, 4,000 m. and 3700 m. long) and 2 parallel taxiways to accommodate simultaneous departures and arrivals. It has a total of 120 parking bays (51 with contact gates and 69 remote gates) and 5 of these are capable of accommodating the Airbus A380 aircraft. With a capacity of handling 76 flight operations per hour, both international and domestic flights will share the airport terminal but will be assigned to different parts of the concourse. In the initial phase of construction, it will be capable of handling 45 million passengers and 3 million tonnes of cargo per year. Between the airport hotel and the terminal building are the two 5-storey car park buildings with a combined capacity of 5,000 cars.


A single raw hdr.


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Taken on May 18, 2007