Bangkok Airways’ second airport at Sukhothai, located in the Sawankhalok district, began construction in 1992 and was officially opened to serve its first flight on April 12, 1996. Built over a 2,000-rai (acre) area, the facility comprises of a 2,100 meters long runway and is operated in accordance with The Civil Aviation Department of Thailand’s safety standards.
Sukhothai Airport's open-air passenger terminals are uniquely constructed to resemble the classic Siamese pagodas found in Sukhothai's rich history as Thailand's ancient capital. Bangkok Airways also grows special organic rice from the surrounding rice paddies within Sukhothai Airport's area—which the airlines then serves these naturally-grown organic rice onboard as part of its appetizing in-flight menu.
Bangkok Airways uses Sukhothai Airport as a domestic base hub to link air transportation between other Indochina countries. Its goal is to promote tourism in both the northern region of Thailand and the culturally rich destinations along the Mekong region.
|1998||Asia Architectural Design Award, The Association of Siamese Architects Under Royal Patronage|
|1999-2002||The Environmental Impact Assessment Award (EIA Award)|
|2003||Health and Environment Award, Ministry of Labor Best Workplace on Labor Welfare Award, Ministry of Labor|
|2004||Health and Environment Award, Ministry of Labor Award Par Excellence for Good Business Operation on Green Factory Project|
|2005||The Environmental Awareness & Management Award”, Ministry of Science, Technology, and Environment|
|2006||The Environmental Impact Assessment Award (EIA Award)|
|2006||Smart Travel Asia, World’s Best Airports 2006|
|2007||The Environmental Impact Assessment Award (EIA Award)|
|2007||Smart Travel’s Asia, World’s Best Airport 2007|
|2008||Awards from Tourism Development and Promotion Organization (The North) Award of Outstanding Performance Sukhothai Airport : A Source of Knowledge by Sukhothai Airport|
|2008||The Environmental Impact Assessment Award (EIA Award)|
|2009||The Environmental Impact Assessment Award (EIA Award)|
|2011||Tropical Building in Thailand Energy Awards 2011 of Alternative Energy Development and efficiency, Ministry of energy.|
|2011||The Environmental Impact Assessment Award (EIA Award)|