The airport was officially opened on March 27, 1914, although the field had been in use earlier. Commercial service to Don Mueang began in 1924. The first commercial flight was an arrival by KLM.
On September 28, 2006 the airport was replaced by Suvarnabhumi Airport as the main Bangkok international airport. Don Mueang airport re-opened on March 25th, 2007 for some domestic flights.
Don Mueang IATA airport code is DMK and ICAO code is VTBD
Runway 21 R/03L – 3,700 meters long, 60 meters wide (12,139 feet/197 feet)
Runway 21 L/03R – 3,500 meters long, 45 meters wide (11,461 feet/147 feet)
Capacity: 60 flights per hour
Characteristics: asphaltic concrete
Runway 21R/03L = PCN.126/F/D/W/T
Runway 21L/03R = PCN.126/F/D/W/T
Aircraft parking stands: 95.
33 parking stands with contact gates divided into 25 parking stands at international passenger terminal, 8 parking stands at domestic passenger terminal and 62 remote parking bays.
Check-in counters: 263
124 check-in counters at international passenger terminal 1, 96 check-in counters at international passenger terminal 2 and 43 check-in counters at domestic passenger terminal.