Bangkok Airways helps evacuate injured Tsunami victims to Bangkok

Travel News Asia 27 December 2004

Bangkok Airways in collaboration with Bangkok Hospital is today helping evacuate every possible victim from the Tsunami devastation areas around Phuket to Bangkok with a fleet of at least 25 ambulances of Bangkok Hospital standing by at Bangkok Airport. This emergency evacuation service is free of charge.

The additional flights took off this morning to Phuket at 10.10 hours and 11.30 hours with teams of professional medical doctors and nurses who are well trained and experienced in medical air evacuations, aboard. Also, in the afternoon will be another additional flight at 15.20 hours and in the evening at 21.10 hours.

Bangkok Airways said it will continue to help relieve the situation with the utilization of all types of available aircraft namely 70-seat ATRs, 120-seat Boeing 717-200, and 162-seat Airbus 320 at unlimited frequency. The airline said it will rotate all aircraft to rescue as many victims as possible.

Bangkok Airways is also catering foods and water to the needy in the areas of Krabi and Phuket. Two catering flights will take off from Samui Airport at 1130 hours and 1230 hours.

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