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-Samui,

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi-Phuket,

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi-Sukothai

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi-Lampang,

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi-Phnom Penh,

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi-Krabi,

Samui Suvarnabhumi-Phuket.


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.


Picture Source: Bangkok Airways

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