Bangkok Airways celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018 and is recognized today as the Mekong specialist, offering a unique “Boutique airline” concept. The airline again won Skytrax “Best Regional Airline” award last year. We asked Puttipong Prasarttong- Osoth, President of Bangkok Airways what gives his company “the edge”.
I believe Bangkok Airways stands out from other carriers based on our slogan “Asia’s Boutique Airline”. Boutique means a personalised service to all of our customers from the time they book their ticket to their arrival at destination. We are the only ones to offer free lounges for all passengers at no extra-charge. We also guarantee a meal on board, even on our shortest flights. And we offer Bangkok Airways’ hospitality and personal touches from the time passengers book their tickets to their safe arrival at their destination.
BANGKOK AIRWAYS STANDS OUT FROM OTHER CARRIERS BASED ON OUR SLOGAN “ASIA’S BOUTIQUE AIRLINE”
Is your route network part of your uniqueness?
Our network is mostly to destinations that are of cultural signi cance or of exotic appeal to our international travellers. We are particularly proud of our presence in the Mekong region with flights to heritage cities such as Sukhothai in Thailand, Luang Prabang in Laos and Siem Reap/Angkor in Cambodia. We are now developing a regional hub in Chiang Mai. Beside Hanoi, Mandalay and Yangon, we are adding this spring ights to Krabi and Luang Prabang. We also boost our capacity from Bangkok to Vietnam with a new route to Nha Trang and a second daily ight to Danang.
You are adding two ATR72- 600s this year. What are the bene ts for passengers?
The ATR72-600 is a new generation aircraft featuring high comfort layout seating for 70 passengers with larger overhead bins. The aircraft will y to Sukhothai, Trat, Lampang, Luang Prabang and Siem Reap.
Any special events during ITB Berlin?
We are proud to be a sponsor for the Borussia Dortmund and our visitors will be able to meet some of its legendary players at the Bangkok Airways booth on March 7 at 11.00 am.
Photo: Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth President, Bangkok Airways
Hall 26B Hall 26b / Stand 231