Don Mueang International Airport
Address: Khet Don Mueang, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10210, Thailand
IATA airport code: DMK
ICAO airport code: VTBD
Phone: +66 2 535 1192
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Bangkok Don Mueang International Airport departures
The airport is one of two airports serving Bangkok. Both offer international flights although Don Mueang mainly focuses on the domestic market. It is one of the oldest airport in Asia. The opening of the airport was in the year 1914. It was used by the Thai Air Force. It was not until ten years later that the first commercial Don Mueang departures started. After being in use for many years with even a closure for a year in 2006 it became an airport for low cost airlines. Dozens of carriers use the airport to many destinations. It has grown with 2.5 million passengers since 2009 to 41 million in 2019.
Busiest routes from Don Mueang airport
- Chiang Mai
- Hat Yai
- Chiang Rai
Ground transportation Don Mueang Airport
Bangkok Don Mueang Airport is located in the center of the country of Thailand and is the third largest airport after Bangkok’s other international airport. It is located about 14-18 miles from the center of the city which is about a 30-50 minute drive / taxi. This ride already costs about 400 baht. If you need Don Mueang departures to the other airport Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport have a transit, this will cost about 500 baht. Traveling by bus or train is also an option. There are possibilities for the local bus and the airport LimoBus Express that goes to some streets in Bangkok center such as Khao San Road and Silom. There are also Bangkok DMK departures by train or metro, but you will first have to walk or take the bus.
Terminal Bangkok Don Mueang Airport
Don Mueang International Airport is mainly for regional flights and low cost airlines but also occasionally international flights. Terminal 1 is for international flights (and some domestic flights). The arrival hall is located on the first level. This is divided into the international and domestic part. Gates to 27 are for international Bangkok Don Mueang Airport departures and those from 31 to 48 for domestic BMK departures. The floor above (departures hall) is also divided. Here are the check-in counters and the boarding area. Terminal 2 is mainly for domestic Don Mueang departures. The arrival area with baggage reclaim area en customs are on level 1. Level 2 is an office level. Level 3 is the Don Mueang flight departures hall where you have to check in, through security and to the gate for boarding. Level 4 is a level with all kinds of services. Terminal 3 will eventually replace Terminal 1 when it is ready.
All flights will land on the two 3,500 and 3,700-foot runways. In 2019, nearly 41 million passengers used this airport. That was 272,363 DMK departures. Most of these flights are operated by low cost airlines.
Bangkok Don Mueang Airport flight routes
Most destinations are served by Nok Air, AirAsia and Thai Lion Air. Many of these destinations are domestic to the north of the country. Chiang Mai, Udon Thani and Chiang Rai are important in this. If we look to the south of the country, most Don Mueang departures go to Phuket or Hat Yai.
There are some international flights as well. They used to go to places like:
- Osaka Kansai departures
- Seoul Incheon departures
- Ho Chi Minh
Because of the pandemic many of these routes have been cancelled but might come back in the future. Others have been new. Today, some of the international routes are:
- Manado Sam Ratulangi, Indonesia
- Singapore Changi
- Kuala Lumpur
- Male Velana, Maldives
- Phnom Penh, Cambodia
- Guangzhou Baiyun, China