Don Mueang International Airport, Thailand
On March 27, 1914, the Royal Thai Air Force established Don Mueang Airfield in Bangkok. By 1924, the airfield hosted public flights.
In 1933, the Japanese controlled Don Mueang. The airfield endured several Allied aircraft bombing runs.
The United States of America leveraged Don Mueang International during the Vietnam war.
In 2006, the Suvarnabhumi, Bangkok’s second international airport, opened its facilities. The Don Mueang’s rich history didn’t prevent it from closing that same year.
In 2007, Don Mueang International reopened. Suvarnabhumi’s safety hazards like cracked pavement and high-costs motivated the public to return to Asia’s oldest operating airport.
In 2015, the Don Mueang International registered as the world’s largest low-cost carrier airport.