Don Mueang International Airport

Don Mueang International Airport (Thai: ท่าอากาศยานดอนเมือง, IPA: [dɔ̄ːn.mɯ̄ːaŋ], or colloquially as Thai: สนามบินดอนเมือง, IPA: [sà.nǎːm.bīn.dɔ̄ːn.mɯ̄ːaŋ]) (IATA: DMK, ICAO: VTBD) (or also [old] Bangkok International Airport) is one of two international airports serving Greater Bangkok, the other one being Suvarnabhumi Airport ([New] Bangkok International Airport) (BKK). The airport is considered to be one of the world's oldest international airports and Asia's oldest operating airport. It was officially opened as a Royal Thai Air Force base on 27 March 1914, although it had been in use earlier. Commercial flights began in 1924, making it one of the world's oldest commercial airports. The first commercial flight was an arrival by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. Don Mueang Airport closed in 2006 following the opening of Bangkok's new Suvarnabhumi Airport, before reopening on 24 March 2007 after renovations. Since the opening of the new airport, it has become a regional commuter flight hub and the de facto low-cost airline hub. In 2015, it became the world's largest low cost carrier airport Don Mueang was an important hub of Asia and the hub of Thai Airways International prior to its closure. At its peak, it served most air traffic for the entire country, with 80 airlines operating 160,000 flights and handling over 38 million passengers and 700,000 tons of cargo in 2004. It was then the 14th busiest airport in the world and 2nd in Asia by passenger volume. Currently, Don Mueang is the main hub for Nok Air, Thai AirAsia, Thai Lion Air, and Orient Thai Airlines.

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Bangkok

Bangkok (English pronunciation: /ˈbæŋkɒk/) is the capital and most populous city of Thailand. It is known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (กรุงเทพมหานคร, pronounced [krūŋ tʰêːp mahǎː nákʰɔ̄ːn]) or simply Krung Thep . The city occupies 1,568.7 square kilometres (605.7 sq mi) in the Chao Phraya River delta in Central Thailand, and has a population of over 8 million, or 12.6 percent of the country's population. Over 14 million people (22.2 percent) live within the surrounding Bangkok Metropolitan Region, making Bangkok an extreme primate city, significantly dwarfing Thailand's other urban centres in terms of importance. Bangkok traces its roots to a small trading post during the Ayutthaya Kingdom in the 15th century, which eventually grew in size and became the site of two capital cities: Thonburi in 1768 and Rattanakosin in 1782. Bangkok was at the heart of Siam's (as Thailand used to be known) modernization, during the later 19th century, as the country faced pressures from the West. The city was the centre of Thailand's political struggles, throughout the 20th century, as the country abolished absolute monarchy, adopted constitutional rule and underwent numerous coups and several uprisings. The city grew rapidly during the 1960s through the 1980s and now exerts a significant impact among Thailand's politics, economy, education, media and modern society. The Asian investment boom in the 1980s and 1990s led many multinational corporations to locate their regional headquarters in Bangkok. The city is now a major regional force in finance and business. It is an international hub for transport and health care, and has emerged as a regional centre for the arts, fashion and entertainment. The city is well known for its vibrant street life and cultural landmarks, as well as its notorious red-light districts. The historic Grand Palace and Buddhist temples including Wat Arun and Wat Pho stand in contrast with other tourist attractions such as the nightlife scenes of Khaosan Road and Patpong. Bangkok is among the world's top tourist destinations. It is named the most visited city in MasterCard's Global Destination Cities Index, and was named "World's Best City" for four consecutive years by Travel + Leisure magazine. Bangkok's rapid growth amidst little urban planning and regulation has resulted in a haphazard cityscape and inadequate infrastructure systems. Limited roads, despite an extensive expressway network, together with substantial private car usage, have resulted in chronic and crippling traffic congestion. This in turn caused severe air pollution in the 1990s. The city has since turned to public transport in an attempt to solve this major problem. Four rapid transit lines are now in operation, with more systems under construction or planned by the national government and the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration.

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Direct flights from Bangkok

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Kuala Lumpur From $32 (Tax incl.)

  • AirAsia (AK)
  • Thai AirAsia (FD)
  • Malindo Air (OD)

Trang From $19 (Tax incl.)

  • Nok Air (DD)
  • Thai AirAsia (FD)

Buri Ram From $19 (Tax incl.)

  • Nok Air (DD)
  • Thai AirAsia (FD)

Guangzhou From $71 (Tax incl.)

  • Thai AirAsia (FD)
  • Thai Lion Air (SL)

Chiang Rai From $19 (Tax incl.)

  • Thai AirAsia (FD)
  • Thai Lion Air (SL)

Chongqing From $68 (Tax incl.)

  • Thai AirAsia (FD)

Chiang Mai From $21 (Tax incl.)

  • Thai AirAsia (FD)
  • Thai Lion Air (SL)

Bali From $107 (Tax incl.)

  • Thai AirAsia (FD)
  • Indonesia AirAsia (QZ)

Hanoi From $46 (Tax incl.)

  • Thai AirAsia (FD)

Hat Yai From $22 (Tax incl.)

  • Thai AirAsia (FD)
  • Thai Lion Air (SL)

Hong Kong From $74 (Tax incl.)

  • Thai AirAsia (FD)

Phuket From $19 (Tax incl.)

  • Thai AirAsia (FD)
  • Thai Lion Air (SL)

Krabi From $19 (Tax incl.)

  • Thai AirAsia (FD)
  • Thai Lion Air (SL)

Chennai From $86 (Tax incl.)

  • Thai AirAsia (FD)

Mandalay From $28 (Tax incl.)

  • Thai AirAsia (FD)

Macau From $71 (Tax incl.)

  • Thai AirAsia (FD)

Nakhon Si Thammarat From $16 (Tax incl.)

  • Thai AirAsia (FD)
  • Thai Lion Air (SL)

Penang From $42 (Tax incl.)

  • Thai AirAsia (FD)

Yangon From $30 (Tax incl.)

  • Thai AirAsia (FD)

Singapore From $39 (Tax incl.)

  • Thai AirAsia (FD)
  • Thai Lion Air (SL)
  • Scoot (TZ)

Shenzhen From $84 (Tax incl.)

  • Thai AirAsia (FD)

Ubon Ratchathani From $16 (Tax incl.)

  • Thai AirAsia (FD)
  • Thai Lion Air (SL)

Surat Thani From $19 (Tax incl.)

  • Thai AirAsia (FD)
  • Thai Lion Air (SL)

Udon Thani From $16 (Tax incl.)

  • Thai AirAsia (FD)
  • Thai Lion Air (SL)

Wuhan From $100 (Tax incl.)

  • Thai AirAsia (FD)

Xi'an From $124 (Tax incl.)

  • Thai AirAsia (FD)

Changsha From $84 (Tax incl.)

  • Thai AirAsia (FD)

Khon Kaen From $16 (Tax incl.)

  • Thai AirAsia (FD)

Kunming From $65 (Tax incl.)

  • Thai AirAsia (FD)

Siem Reap From $36 (Tax incl.)

  • Thai AirAsia (FD)

Loei From $19 (Tax incl.)

  • Thai AirAsia (FD)

Nan From $19 (Tax incl.)

  • Thai AirAsia (FD)

Roi Et From $19 (Tax incl.)

  • Thai AirAsia (FD)

Bangalore From $74 (Tax incl.)

  • Thai AirAsia (FD)

Shantou From $65 (Tax incl.)

  • Thai AirAsia (FD)

Kochi From $83 (Tax incl.)

  • Thai AirAsia (FD)

Da Nang From $33 (Tax incl.)

  • Thai AirAsia (FD)

Taipei From $80 (Tax incl.)

  • Tigerair Taiwan (IT)
  • NokScoot (XW)

Jakarta From $64 (Tax incl.)

  • Indonesia AirAsia (QZ)
  • Thai Lion Air (SL)
  • Indonesia AirAsia X (XT)

Medan From $52 (Tax incl.)

  • Indonesia AirAsia (QZ)

Osaka From $101 (Tax incl.)

  • Scoot (TZ)
  • Thai AirAsia X (XJ)

Tokyo From $106 (Tax incl.)

  • Scoot (TZ)
  • Thai AirAsia X (XJ)

Seoul From $116 (Tax incl.)

  • Thai AirAsia X (XJ)

Shanghai From $116 (Tax incl.)

  • Thai AirAsia X (XJ)