Situated in Bangkok, a mere 25km (15 miles) from the city centre, Don Muang Airport was, at its peak, the second biggest international airport in Asia. However, it closed its doors to commercial airlines after the opening of the new Suvarnabhumi Airport in 2006, before reopening in 2007 to domestic flights following complaints about the new airport. Today, the airport is used mostly for charter flights, for civil aviation, and by the military (the Royal Thai Air Force has a base here). Two of the three terminals are closed, and the third is used by only a handful of low-cost domestic airlines for non-connecting flights. Non-scheduled international flights occasionally make use of the International Terminal.
Most travellers agree that Don Muang (also sometimes spelled Don Mueang) remains a pleasant, functional domestic terminal.