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Getting to know Bangkok Airways

In 1960 Bangkok Airways was founded. This airline was initially established as Sahakol Air, and it became the first private aviation company in Thailand.

Due to rapid growth within the tourism industry and business investments, air transportation has become an increasingly important aspect contributing to both economic growth, and its infrastructure development.

Bangkok Airways officially began its operations in 1986 as the country's first privately owned domestic airline. They fulfilled the need for the increasing demands for air transportation.

Their vision is to become the leading airline in Asia. The airline ranking company Skytrax has consistently ranked Bangkok Airways very highly, making it a strong and reliable brand.

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Why fly with Bangkok Airways

  • Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited has recently been included in the top 50 airlines in the world by financial rating (ranked 24th)!
  • The company recently entered into a code-share agreement with Emirates and Air Astana. This partnership allows Bangkok Airways create a greater connectivity between Europe via the Middle-East and directly from Central Europe and Thailand. This provides more choices to passengers and it increases efficiency of their routes!
  • They offer first class services, a poll which involved millions of travellers around the world, voted for their favourite travel brands. In 2015, Bangkok Airways was cited as a Top Ten Airline Overall Worldwide, it was also ranked the 5th Best Airline for Cabin Service Worldwide!

Baggage allowance

All passengers are allowed 1 piece of luggage on board (5kg).

Economy Class

These passengers are allowed to take 1 piece of luggage (20kg)

Infants are allowed with 1 piece of luggage (10kg)

Blue Ribbon

Passengers are allowed 1 piece of luggage 30kg).

Infants are allowed 1 piece of luggage 10kg).

Check in

There are 2 different methods that can be used to check-in , namely: Web check-in, and the check-in counter.

Web check-in is available from 24 hours up to 1 hour prior to departure time. When it comes to checking-in at the counter, passengers are requested to check-in at least 90 minutes prior to departure time in order to obtain a boarding pass and verification of travel documents are needed for immigration and security clearance.

The gates will be closed 15 minutes before departure time.

Cabin classes

Blue Ribbon

This class signifies top-notch quality, they have an exclusive service concept.

Premier Class

This class offers single aisle configuration with 2 seats on each side from row 1-3, leaving the middle seat empty in order to provide a more convenient space for passengers. These passengers are allowed to enjoy the select in-flight menu, they will also be eligible to enjoy premier privileges offered in this cabin.

Bangkok Airways, main airport hub is Suvamabhumi Airport, it operates scheduled services from its secondary hubs in Phuket International Airport and Chiang Mai International Airport. Servicing a total of 20+ destinations world wide

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The information on this page is correct as of November 2015. While every effort is made to keep information as fresh as possible, takes no responsibility for any of the information being out of date or incorrectly noted.

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