|Founded||1968(as Sahakol Air)|
|Frequent-flyer program||Flyer Bonus|
|Traded as||SET: BA|
|Headquarters||99 Mu 14 Vibhavadi Rangsit Road, Jom Phol Subdistrict, Chatuchak, Bangkok, Thailand|
|Key people||Capt. Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth (President)|
|Revenue||28.5 billion baht (2017)|
|Net income||846.4 million baht (2017)|
|Employees||2,449 (as of 31 December 2014)|
Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited (Thai: ) is a regional airline based in Bangkok, Thailand. It operates scheduled services to destinations in Thailand, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Singapore, and Vietnam. Its main base is Suvarnabhumi Airport.
The airline was established in 1968 as Sahakol Air operating air-taxi services under contract from Overseas International Construction Company (OICC), an American construction company, United States Operations Mission (USOM), and a number of other organisations engaged in oil and natural-gas exploration in the Gulf of Thailand. It began scheduled services in 1986, becoming Thailand's first privately owned domestic airline. It re-branded to become Bangkok Airways in 1989. The airline is owned by Prasert Prasarttong-Osoth (92.31 percent), Sahakol Estate (4.3 percent), Bangkok Dusit Medical Services (1.2 percent), and other shareholders (2.19 percent). It has 1,903 employees and also wholly owns subsidiary airline Siem Reap Airways.
It built its own airport on Ko Samui, which opened in April 1989 and offers direct flights between the island and Chiang Mai, Hong Kong, Krabi, Pattaya, Phuket, and Singapore. The airline opened its second airport at Sukhothai Province in 1996. A third airport was built in Trat Province, opening in March 2003 to serve the burgeoning tourism destination of Ko Chang.
The airline made its first foray into jet aircraft in 2000, when it started adding Boeing 717s to its fleet. Until that time, Bangkok Airways had flown propeller-driven aircraft, primarily the ATR-72. It had also operated the De Havilland Canada Dash 8, the Shorts 330 and for a short time, a Fokker 100. The carrier added another jet, the Airbus A320, to its fleet in 2004.
Bangkok Airways planned to order wide-body aircraft as part of its ambition to expand its fleet but these plans to expand to the long haul market eventually fell short. It wanted to add its first wide-body jets in 2006 to serve longer-haul destinations such as London, India, and Japan and is looking at Airbus A330, Airbus A340 and Boeing 787 aircraft. In December 2005, Bangkok Airways announced it had decided to negotiate an order for six Airbus A350-800 aircraft in a 258-seat configuration, to be delivered to the airline commencing 2013 but the order of the aircraft was cancelled in 2011 due to the further delay of the Airbus plane.
In 2007, President and CEO of Bangkok Airways Prasert Prasarttong-Osoth received from Kaewkwan Watcharoethai, the Royal Household Secretary-General, a royal warrant appointment to display the Garuda emblem.
In 2017 Bangkok Airways received a new Air Operator Certificate, recertified to safety standards set out by ICAO, from the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand.
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As of December 2019 Bangkok Airways serves the following destinations:
|Cambodia||Phnom Penh||Phnom Penh International Airport|
|Siem Reap||Siem Reap International Airport|
|Sihanoukville||Sihanouk International Airport||Begins 10 January 2020|||
|China||Chengdu||Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport|||
|Chongqing||Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport|||
|Hong Kong||Hong Kong||Hong Kong International Airport|
|India||Bengaluru||Kempegowda International Airport||Terminated|||
|Mumbai||Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport|
|Laos||Luang Prabang||Luang Prabang International Airport|
|Vientiane||Wattay International Airport|
|Malaysia||Kuala Lumpur||Kuala Lumpur International Airport|
|Maldives||Malé||Velana International Airport|
|Myanmar||Mandalay||Mandalay International Airport|
|Naypyidaw||Naypyidaw International Airport|
|Yangon||Yangon International Airport|
|Singapore||Singapore||Singapore Changi Airport|
|Chiang Mai||Chiang Mai International Airport||Secondary Hub|
|Chiang Rai||Chiang Rai International Airport|
|Hat Yai||Hat Yai International Airport||Focus city|
|Ko Samui||Samui Airport||Focus city|
|Krabi||Krabi International Airport||Focus city|
|Mae Hong Son||Mae Hong Son Airport|
|Pattaya||U-Tapao International Airport|
|Phuket||Phuket International Airport||Secondary Hub|
|Vietnam||Da Nang||Da Nang International Airport|||
|Hanoi||Noi Bai International Airport|||
|Nha Trang||Cam Ranh International Airport|||
|Phu Quoc||Phu Quoc International Airport|
|De Havilland Canada DHC-8-100 Dash 8||2||1989||1994|
|De Havilland Canada DHC-8-300 Dash 8||5||1990||1996|
|Embraer EMB-110P2 Bandeirante||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown|
|McDonnell Douglas MD-90||1||2008||2008|
Bangkok Airways owns and operates three airports:
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