Bangkok Airways is launching two new domestic routes and resuming several domestic and international services from July onwards because it anticipates a fast tourism recovery.
Bangkok Airways says in a statement it is launching a twice daily Bangkok Suvarnabhumi-Hat Yai service on 16 July using Airbus A319s. That same day it is launching a thrice weekly Hat Yai-Koh Samui service using ATR 72-600s, it adds.
And the airline says it is resuming services on the following routes:
Samui-Chiang Mai one daily starting 1 July,
Bangkok-Maldives four-times weekly starting 22 July,
Bangkok-Siem Reap once daily starting 1 August,
Bangkok-Danang once daily starting first September,
Samui-Hong Kong four times weekly starting 1 September,
It also says, starting in the July-early September period, it is increasing frequency on these routes:
Bangkok Suvarnabhumi-Phnom Penh,
Bangkok Airways president, Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth, tells local media that foreigners currently only account for about a quarter of its passengers, but it expects it to increase to half, prompting it to resume services and increase frequencies.
Puttipong says he expects annual revenue to reach pre-pandemic levels no earlier than 2024, and it will maintain a 30 aircraft fleet.
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