Image via WikipediaSuvarnabhumi Airport has been ranked fifth best in its category of annual capacity of more than 40 million passengers.
In the 2010 list, there were 13 airports rated in the category by Airports Council International (ACI). The top four are in Hong Kong, Beijing, Dubai and Dallas.
According to Airports of Thailand, which operates the Bangkok airport, in 2009, Suvarnabhumi was ranked sixth in the category of airports with capacity of 25 million to 40 million passengers.
In 2010, with the number of passengers reaching 42.7 million, it was moved up to the category of more than 40 million passengers. The ACI 2010 ranking covered 154 airports across the world. The ranking was based on a satisfaction survey of 260,000 passengers at those airports.
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Official opening to the Pubblic was proclaimed on 4th January, 2011.
On its first day, a luggage check-in system at Makkasan city air terminal delivering luggage directly to the airport will be available for travelers. For those who seek to check in and transport their luggage to the airport can do so 3 to 13 hours prior to their boarding time.
About rail fares, express line users will be charged 150 baht for non-stop service from Makkasan terminal to the Airport and city line users will be charged between 15 and 45 baht based on distance. The services will be available from 6 AM to midnight everyday.
In a related development, a skywalk connecting Makkasan terminal to the Petchburi underground Station is under construction and is expected to be finished Midyear