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Bangkok Airways
IATA
PG
ICAO
BKP
Callsign
BANGKOK AIR
Founded 1968 (As Sahakol Air)
Hubs Suvarnabhumi Airport
Focus cities Koh Samui Airport
Frequent flyer program Flyer Bonus
Member lounge Departures Lounge
Fleet size 16
Destinations 24
Headquarters Bangkok, Thailand
Key people Dr.Prasert Prasatthong-osoth(President)
Website: http://www.bangkokair.com
Bangkok Airways Airbus A320 aircraft.
Bangkok Airways Airbus A320 aircraft.

Bangkok Airways is a regional airline based in Bangkok, Thailand. It operates scheduled services to 20 destinations in Thailand, Cambodia, China, Japan, Laos, Myanmar, Singapore and Vietnam. Its main base is Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok[1]. IATA airline designators, sometimes called IATA reservation codes, are two-character codes assigned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to the worlds airlines in accordance with the provisions of Resolution 762. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ICAO airline code. ... Most airlines employ a distinctive and internationally recognised call sign that is normally spoken during airband radio transmissions as a prefix to the flight number. ... An airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ... Airfield Departure screen at Suvarnabhumi Structure at Suvarnabhumi Suvarnabhumi Airport (Thai: ),(IATA: BKK, ICAO: VTBS), also known as (New) Bangkok International Airport, is the international airport serving Bangkok, Thailand. ... In the airline industry, a focus city is a location that is not a hub, but from which the airline has flights to at least several destinations other than its hubs. ... Samui Airport (IATA: USM, ICAO: VTSM), also known as Ko Samui Airport or Koh Samui Airport, is a privately owned airport on the island of Ko Samui (Koh Samui) in Thailand. ... Membership cards of FFP This article is about airline frequent flyer programs. ... The lounge at ZRH, Switzerland An airport lounge is a lounge owned by a particular airline (or jointly operated by several carriers). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 421 KB) Summary Bangkok Airways Airbus A320-232 at Bangkok International Airport. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 421 KB) Summary Bangkok Airways Airbus A320-232 at Bangkok International Airport. ... An Airbus A380 of Emirates Airline An airline provides air transport services for passengers or freight. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Airfield Departure screen at Suvarnabhumi Structure at Suvarnabhumi Suvarnabhumi Airport (Thai: ),(IATA: BKK, ICAO: VTBS), also known as (New) Bangkok International Airport, is the international airport serving Bangkok, Thailand. ...

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History

A Bangkok Airways plane at Luang Prabang airport.

The airline was established in 1968 as Sahakol Air operating air taxi services under contract from OICC, an American construction company, USOM and a number of other organisations engaged in oil and natural gas exploration in the Gulf of Thailand. It began scheduled services in 1986, becoming Thailand's first privately owned domestic airline. It rebranded to Bangkok Airways in 1989. The airline is owned by Dr Prasert Prasarttong-Osoth (92.31%), Sahakol Estate (4.3%), Bangkok Dusit Medical Services (1.2%) and other shareholders (2.19%). It has 1,903 employees and also wholly owns subsidiary airline Siem Reap Airways[1]. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 200 KB) Summary Photo by User:Adam Carr Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 200 KB) Summary Photo by User:Adam Carr Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... The Gulf of Thailand is a gulf located in the South China Sea (Pacific Ocean), surrounded by the countries Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. ... Siem Reap Airways (International) is an airline based in Cambodia. ...


It built its own airport on Ko Samui, which was opened in April 1989 and offers direct flights between the island and Phuket, Hong Kong and Singapore. The airline opened its second airport at Sukhothai Province in 1996. A third airport was built in Trat Province, opening in March 2003 to serve the burgeoning tourism destination of Ko Chang.[citation needed] Na Thon viewed from the mountain jungle Chaweng as seen departing from Ko Samui Airport Ko Samui (or Koh Samui, Thai: ) is an island off the east coast of the Kra Isthmus in Thailand, close to the mainland Surat Thani town. ... Phuket (Thai ภูเก็ต) is one of the southern provinces (changwat) of Thailand. ... Sukhothai (Thai สุโขทัย) is one of the northern provinces (changwat) of Thailand. ... Trat (Thai ตราด) is a province (changwat) of Thailand. ... Ko Chang (Thai: ) is the third-largest island of Thailand, located on the Thai east coast near the border to Cambodia in the Gulf of Thailand. ...


The airline made its first foray into jet aircraft in 2000, when it started adding Boeing 717s to its fleet. Up until then, Bangkok Airways had flown prop-driven aircraft, primarily the ATR-72. It had also operated the De Havilland Canada Dash 8, the Shorts 330 and for a short time, a Fokker F100. The carrier added another jet, the Airbus A320, to its fleet in 2004.[citation needed] The Boeing 717 is a twin-engine, single-aisle jet airliner. ... The ATR 72 is a twin-turboprop short-haul regional airliner built in France by the ATR company (Avions de Transport Régional). ... Dash 8 is also a series of diesel locomotives built by GE; see List of GE locomotives The de Havilland Canada DHC-8, popularly known as the Dash 8, is a series of twin-turboprop airliners designed by de Havilland Canada in the early 1980s. ... Short C-23 Sherpa The Shorts 330 is a small transport aircraft created by Short Brothers. ... The Fokker F100 is a small twin-turbofan regional airliner from the Fokker company. ... The Airbus A320 is a short-to-medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Airbus. ...


Bangkok Airways plans to order widebody aircraft as part of its ambition to expand its fleet. It wants to add its first widebody jets in 2006 to serve longer-haul destinations such as London, India and Japan and is looking at Airbus A330, Airbus A340 and Boeing 767 aircraft. In December 2005, Bangkok Airways announced it had decided to negotiate an order for six Airbus A350-800 aircraft in a 258-seat configuration, to be delivered commencing in 2013.[citation needed] This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The Airbus A330 is a large-capacity, wide-body, medium-to-long-range commercial passenger airliner manufactured by EADS (Airbus S.A.S.). It was developed at the same time as the four-engined A340. ... The Airbus A340 is a long-range four-engined widebody commercial passenger airliner manufactured by Airbus S.A.S. a subsidiary of EADS. It is similar in design to the twin-engined A330. ... American Airlines Boeing 767-300 at Gatwick Airport, England. ... “A350” redirects here. ...


Incidents and accidents

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Destinations

Bangkok Airways offers the following services, according to its Winter Timetable, October 30, 2005-March 25, 2006:


Thailand

This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A street scene in Chiang Mai, showing (centre right), a gate of the old city wall. ... Na Thon viewed from the mountain jungle Chaweng as seen departing from Ko Samui Airport Ko Samui (or Koh Samui, Thai: ) is an island off the east coast of the Kra Isthmus in Thailand, close to the mainland Surat Thani town. ... Phuket (Thai ภูเก็ต) is one of the southern provinces (changwat) of Thailand. ... Sukhothai (Thai สุโขทัย) is one of the northern provinces (changwat) of Thailand. ... Trat (Thai ตราด) is a province (changwat) of Thailand. ... U-Tapao (Thai: ; also spelt Utapao and U-Taphao) (IATA: UTP, ICAO: VTBU) is both an active civil airport (U-Tapao International Airport) and home of the Royal Thai Navy First Air Wing (U-Tapao Royal Thai Navy Airfield). ...

East Asia

East Asia is a subregion of Asia that can be defined in either geographical or cultural terms. ... This page is about Fukuoka, Fukuoka (福岡市), a city in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. ... position of Guilin in Guangxi Guilin in Guangxi Guilin (Chinese: æ¡‚æž—; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Kuei-lin, Postal System Pinyin: Kweilin; Zhuang: Gveilinz) is one of Chinas most picturesque cities, with a population of 670,000, situated in the northeast of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of the Peoples...   (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Postal map spelling: Hangchow) is a sub-provincial city in the Peoples Republic of China and the capital of Zhejiang province. ... For other uses, see Hiroshima (disambiguation). ... Looking west along the Mekong in the evening. ... Shenzhen is a sub-provincial city of Guangdong province in southern China, located at the border with the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. ... 1) The city of Xian in China 2) An alternative spelling of Christian, by analogy with Xmas as an alternative spelling of Christmas. ...

South East Asia

Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ... Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnamese: Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh  ) is the largest city in Vietnam and is located near the Mekong River delta. ... Royal palace museum of Luang Prabang. ... Pakxe (French Paksé) is a city in southern Laos, situated at the confluence of the Xedone and Mekong Rivers. ... City motto: No motto City proper Province Phnom Penh Mayor Kep Chuktema ( ) Area 376 km² Population 2,009,264(2006) Density 5343. ... Fruit vendor at the Siem Reap market. ... Yangon (Burmese: , population 5,000,000(nearly) (2007 census), formerly Rangoon, is the largest city and former capital of Myanmar (previously known as Burma). ...

South Asia

This article is about the geopolitical region in Asia. ... Malé (Dhivehi: މާލެ), (pronounced: Maa-lay) population 81,647 (2004), is the capital of the Republic of Maldives located at the southern edge of North Male Atoll Kaafu Atoll. ...

Fleet

Bangkok Airways Boeing 717 aircraft at Koh Samui.
Bangkok Airways Boeing 717 aircraft at Koh Samui.

The Bangkok Airways fleet consists of the following aircraft (April 2007) [1] : Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 633 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Bangkok Airways Metadata This file contains... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 633 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Bangkok Airways Metadata This file contains...

The Airbus A320 is a short-to-medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Airbus. ... The Boeing 717 is a twin-engine, single-aisle jet airliner. ... The ATR 72 is a twin-turboprop short-haul regional airliner built in France by the ATR company (Avions de Transport gional). ...

External links

  • Bangkok Airways
  • Bangkok Airways Passenger Opinions

References

  1. ^ a b c Flight International 27 March 2007
  2. ^ Koh Samui crash

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Bangkok Airways - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (441 words)
Bangkok Airways is a regional airline based in Bangkok, Thailand.
In December 2005, Bangkok Airways announced it had decided to negotiate an order for six Airbus A350-800 aircraft in a 258-seat configuration, to be delivered commencing in 2012.
On November 21, 1990 a Bangkok Airways de Havilland Canada DHC-8-103 crashed on Ko Samui while attempting to land in heavy rain and high winds.
Thai Airways International - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1053 words)
April 15, 1985 - a Thai Airways Boeing 737-200 hit high ground on Phuket and was destroyed by the impact and subsequent fire.
December 11, 1998 - a Thai Airways International A310-200 (HS-TIA), bound for Surat Thani from Bangkok, was making its third landing attempt during a heavy rain and crashed into a rice paddy about 2 miles from Surat Thani airport; 102 of 143 aboard were killed.
Thai Airways International confirmed an order (made in 2004) for 6 Boeing 777-200ER aircraft to be delivered from 2006 to October 2007.
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