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  Suwannaphum International Airport

Thailand

Suwannaphum International Airport officially opened in September 2006 and besides all international commercial flights, it also handles many domestic flights.

 

The airport, which due to its location in marshland, has been nicknamed Swampy, has a capacity of handling 76 flight operations per hour.

  Suwannaphum International Airport

 

  Suwannaphum International Airport

The airport is capable of handling about 45 million passengers and circa 3 million tonnes of cargo per year.

 

Suwannaphum, also spelled Suvarnabhumi, means ‘Golden land’ and refers to a land mentioned in many ancient sources, which tallies with mainland Southeast Asia.

See POSTAGE STAMPS (1), (2) and (3).

  Suwannaphum International Airport