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Bangkok Airways

Bangkok Airways

Bangkok Airways Public Co., Ltd. 111 Somerset Road, TripleOne Somerset, #11-06A, Singapore 238164
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Bangkok Airways first began air transportation services in 1968—established as "Sahakol Air", it became the first private aviation company in Thailand. Initially, the airline provided charter services by means of its first operational aircraft, "Trade Wind", a two-engine 9-seater plane. Regular charter assignments came from the OICC (an American construction company), USOM, and a number of other organizations, which at the time, were engaging in oil and natural gas exploration in the Gulf of Thailand.

Due to the rapid growth of tourism and business investments in Thailand, air transportation has become an increasingly important aspect contributing to both the Kingdom's economic growth and its infrastructure development into becoming a major destination capable of hosting several million overseas visitors per year.

In order to fulfill the increasing demands for air transportation, Bangkok Airways officially began its operations in 1986 as the country's first privately-owned domestic airline; initially offering scheduled flights from Bangkok to Krabi, Korat, and Surin. Presently, Bangkok Airways has obtained permits to operate scheduled flights over 20 different major routes—covering nearly all major resort destinations in Thailand. Additionally, the airline has also obtained permits to fly internationally to Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, India, Bangladesh and Maldives.

Bangkok Airways has also invested in building and maintaining its own privately-operated airports at Samui, Sukhothai, and Trat. These developments provide Thailand with more air transportation hubs to in order to facilitate increasing air traffic volume.

Parent Company Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited  
Founded 1968, as Sahakol Air
1986, as Bangkok Airways
Headquarters Bangkok, Thailand
CEO Dr. Prasert Prasarttong-Osoth
President Capt. Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth
Operation Base Suvarnabhumi International Airport
Privately-owned Airports Samui Airport (1989)
Sukhothai Airport (1996)
Trat Airport (2002)
IATA Code / ICAO Code PG / BKP
Aircraft Fleet 35
Frequent Flyer Program FlyerBonus, Bangkok Airways
Destinations Domestic : 12
International : 14

Vision Statement

To be the leading airline in Asia

Mission Statements

We hold the following core values close to our heart. They remind us of what we must continually strive for to be the best airline in Asia.

1. Operational safety, both in the air and on the ground, will never, ever, be compromised. Safety is the very core of our value-offer to our customers, to our partners in the industry, and to our employees. Our safety mission is to continually maintain worldwide industry operational safety standards.

2. Maximizing shareholders’ return on investment is and shall always be an important measure of our success. Our profitability mission is to use our assets effectively in order to generate optimal and sustainable profits for all of our stakeholders.

3. We must never forget that our passengers choose which airlines to fly with. Our continued success depends on our customers and we promise to give them the best possible products and services available in the industry.

4. Our employees are our most important asset. They define who we are and are the soul of our airline. Through the use of industry best practices in human resource management and development, we strive to have not only highly motivated staff but also the best and most productive employees in the industry.

5. Corporate accountability is not just the latest buzzwords in the corporate world. It is also an important attribute that we have always believed in. We will continually adopt systems and procedures in our airline that will enhance corporate accountability, transparency and control.

6. We are proud to be a member of our community. We shall not forget our airlines’ humble beginnings as we assume the increasing responsibilities of good corporate citizens. We believe that serving our community is not only a duty but also an honour and privilege.