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Fri, 4 March 2016

Bangkok Airways Outlines Plans for 2016

Bangkok Airways has unveiled its development plans for 2016.

The airline will this year launch flights between Chiang Mai and Mae Hong Son, Bangkok and Danang (Vietnam), Samui and Guangzhou (China).

Frequency will also be increased on the following routes: Bangkok Phnom Penh from 5 to 6 flights per day, Bangkok Chiang Mai from 7 to 8 flights per day, Chiang Mai Samui from 1 to 2 flights per day during high-season period and Samui Singapore to 2 flights per day.

"SEA is one of the most popular destinations for European and Americans who are the majority of our customers and are likely to fly with our codeshare and interline partners to connect with our flights in Bangkok, said Mr. Varong Israsena Na Ayudhya Vice President-Sales.

Although no timeframe was given, Bangkok Airways said it plans to expand its marketing reach by appointing General Sales Agents (GSA) in countries in Latin America, South Africa and Greece.

The airline also outlined plans to increase the number of codeshare partners. Bangkok Airways is currently in partnership with 20 airlines, and says it is now in discussions with 7-8 Asia Pacific airlines.

In terms of its fleet expansion, Bangkok Airways is scheduled to receive three ATR72-600s and three to four Airbus A319s this year. The new aircraft will take Bangkok Airways' fleet to 36 aircraft.

Mr. Prote Setsuwan, Vice President-Marketing, said, This year, Bangkok Airways is an official sponsor for Chiang Rai United, Chiang Mai FC and Krabi FC. We are also involved in over 30 sport activities and competitions held within the country and abroad including our latest deal to advertise Bangkok Airways brand in the English Premier League. 

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