Lonely Planet Writer

Bangkok's new airport terminal to open on Christmas Eve

Don Mueang International Airport, Bangkok’s hub for low-cost airlines, is set to reopen its newly renovated Terminal 2 for domestic flights on Christmas Eve.

Don Mueang International Airport, Bangkok.
Don Mueang International Airport, Bangkok. Image by Jo. / CC BY 2.0

Don Mueang, Asia’s oldest commercial airport, was initially closed down when Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport was opened in 2006, but was put back into operation in 2012 to help reduce overcrowding at Suvarnabhumi. Don Mueang’s Terminal 1 will continue to serve international flights, but will soon undergo renovation as well. The current phase of development is expected to increase capacity from 18.5 million to 30 million passengers annually. Read more: bangkok.coconuts.co