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Bangkok Airways

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Bangkok Airways is a regional airline based in Bangkok, Thailand. It operates scheduled domestic services and international services to Cambodia, Singapore and China. Its main base is Bangkok International Airport (BKK).

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Code Data

  • IATA Code: PG
  • ICAO Code: BKP
  • Callsign: Bangkok Air

History

The airline was established in 1968 as Sahakol Air operating air taxi services under contract from OICC, an American construction company, 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 and changed its name to Bangkok Airways in 1989. It built its own airport on Samui Island, which was opened in April 1989. The airline is owned by Dr Prasert Prasarttong-Osoth (77.04%), Sahokol Estate (11.72%), Narumol Jainaknan (7.67%), Bangkok Dusit Medical Services (3.28%) and other shareholders (0.29%). It also owns 100% of subsidiary airline Siem Reap Airways.

Services

Bangkok Airways operates the following services (at January 2005):

Fleet

The Bangkok Airways fleet consists of the following aircraft (at May 2005):

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