Don Mueang International Airport is one of two international airports serving Bangkok, the other one being Suvarnabhumi Airport. It provides a wide variety of aviation services including domestic flights as well as international flights. 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.
Don Mueang International Airport closed in 2006 following the opening of Bangkok’s new airport, before opening again on 24 March 2007 after renovation. During the Bangkok floods of 2011, Don Muang airport was closed as flood waters flowed onto the runways and affected the lighting, to be reopened in March 2012 thus ending the single-airport policy. Due to an increasing number of visitors, low cost carriers were shifted to Don Mueang International Airport to ease the congestion at Suvarnabhumi airport.
Don Muang is now the main hub for Nok Air, Thai AirAsia, Thai Lion Air and Orient Thai Airlines. An inheritance from its past as international travel hub are the many hotels in the area. The expressways are a fast, convenient gateway to areas like Lad Phrao and Chatuchak (and downtown Bangkok), and Rangsit in the north. Novotel Bangkok Impact is only 5 km from Don Mueang International Airport, making us a great overnight stopover for travelers catching an onward domestic flight.
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333 Cherdwutagard Road, Srikan,Don Mueang, Bangkok 10210 ,Thailand