Bangkok Airways was established in 1968. It is Thailand’s first privately owned airline headquartered Chatuchak, in Bangkok. It operates scheduled air services from its main operational base in Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK), one of the biggest and the most lively aviation centers in southeast Asia. Bangkok Airways also has a secondary operational center in Phuket International Airport (HKT). It offers affordable flights to 11 local destinations in Thailand and more than 17 regional destinations in South-East Asia using a fleet of 36 modern aircraft.
Bangkok Airways has signed codeshare agreements with several renowned airlines to increase its access to diverse destinations across the world and to ensure a seamless transition of passengers traveling with Bangkok Airways or a partner airline.
Bangkok Airways offers three classes of travel.
This class is similar to the business class. It features luxury and comfort. The seats are wide and spacious with plenty of legroom to ensure the passengers’ relaxation and space to follow-up with their business activities. During flights, the passengers are offered a menu with a selection of Thai, Asian, Halal and Western meals and complimentary beverages. The passengers are also eligible for impressive personalized on-ground services such as access to Boutique Lounge and Blue Ribbon Club Lounge to rest and get prepared for the upcoming flight.
This cabin onboard Bangkok Airways features space and luxurious services. The seats are 19.83 inches wide and have a pitch of 31 inches enabling the passengers to stretch legs and relax. The configuration of the seats is convenient and there is ample space in between. The passengers are offered in-flight minues to enjoy their taste-buds with vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals and refreshing beverages during flights.
The passengers enjoy cheap flight tickets, comfortable seats and complimentary meals and beverage on board Bangkok Airways.
The passengers onboard Bangkok Airways Blue Ribbon Class are allowed to check-in 40 kgs and one piece of hand luggage weighs 5 kgs for free.
The passengers onboard this cabin are allowed to check-in 30 kgs and 5 kgs of carry-on luggage free of charges.
The passengers are allowed a checked baggage of 20 kgs and a 5-kg carry-on luggage cost-free.
Travelers traveling with infants are allowed 10 kgs extra of checked baggage.
Bangkok Airways allows passengers to check-in extra baggage in return of nominal fees depending on final destinations.
Bangkok Airways offers all the passengers assortment of signature Asian meals and beverage onboard the different classes on long-haul and short-haul flights. In addition, passengers can pre-order any special meal whether for diet, health or religious constraints to be served onboard. Special meals are chargeable and they can be reserved in advance during the booking process or at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled departure time of the flight.
Bangkok Airways offers access to airport waiting-lounges for its client in several domestic and international airports. Boutique Lounge and Blue Ribbon Lounge are Bangkok Airways’ waiting lounges and they provide patrons with luxurious services to rest and refresh during travel. These lounges are well-equipped with free WiFi internet, computers, complimentary snacks and drinks, television cable, newspapers and magazines. All travelers from Bangkok domestic and international airports are eligible to have access to these waiting-lounges in the same airports. Due to Bangkok Airways’ partnership agreements with some regional airlines, Blue Ribbon and Premium Economy class passengers traveling onboard Bangkok Airways are eligible for access to partners’ lounges outside Thailand.
Bangkok Airways offers physically challenged individuals a wheelchair and assistance during flight free of charges providing that the service is requested during the booking process or 24 hours before flight departure time. Besides, it offers special assistance for unaccompanied minors at the check-in counters and the staff looks after them during flights in return for nominal fees. This service is governed by the airline's terms and conditions and interested travelers may review these rules to get acquainted with them and avail the services.
Bangkok Airways offers easy online booking. Out of dedication to clients and to offer a hassle-free travel experience, Bangkok Airways offers different customer-friendly options to check-in. The first option is to check-in online before arriving at the airport and it is available through computers as well as mobile devices. Online check-in is available for confirmed bookings and is accessible 24 to 1 hour time prior to the scheduled time of departure. The second check-in option is the self-service machine. Kiosk check-in is available for all confirmed flights originating from Bangkok and it is accessible 24 to 1 hour before the flight departure time. Through these check-in options, you can print your boarding pass and save much time and effort avoiding standing in lines at the airport. Passengers with checked baggage can proceed to bag drop counter, then proceed to the clearance check and boarding gate. The third check-in option is the conventional airport check-in by approaching Bangkok Airways check-in counters. Note that passengers traveling on international flights should arrive at the boarding gate at least 50 minutes before their scheduled flight departure time and the passengers traveling on domestic flights should arrive at the boarding gate at least 40 minutes before their scheduled flight departure.
Bangkok Airways was founded as Sahakol Air.
Bangkok Airways commenced operations and it opened its own airport on Ko Samui.
Bangkok Airways opened a second airport in Sukhothai Province.
Bangkok Airways introduced jet aircraft models into its fleet adding a Boeing 717 to the fleet.
Bangkok Airways opened a third airport in Ko Chang to meet the burgeoning tourism needs.
Bangkok Airways added a second jet aircraft, Airbus A320, to its fleet.