Nestled at the Suvarnabhumi Airport, Thailand, Bangkok Airways is considered as one of the elite regional airliners, which is operating across Thailand, China, India, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Maldives, Laos, Myanmar and Singapore. At present, Bangkok Airways is an official sponsor of Lampang Football Club, the Emerald Chariots.


Bangkok Airways is Thailand’s first private airliner, which commenced its operation in 1968 as Sahakol Air. The airline initially operated as an air taxi for the oil and gas exploration companies which were working in the Gulf of Siam. However, later in 1989, it was re-launched as Bangkok Airways. The airline company owns three airports:

  • Koh Samui,Airport,  it became functional in 1989.
  • Sukhothai Airport  commenced in 1996
  • Trat Airport began operations in 2003.

Bangkok Airways headquarter is in Chatuchak District, Bangkok. Prasert Prasarttong-Osoth  is the president of the air carrier who holds 92.31% stake in the company.  More than 2000 employees work for the airline where Air Bangkok wholly owns its ancillary Siem Reap Airways.

Fleet Information.

Currently, Bangkok Airways is carrying out operations in the region with 18 aircrafts. These include:

  • Airbus 319, 7 aircrafts
  • Air Bus 320, 3 aircrafts
  • ATR 72-500, 8 aircrafts

Prior to these aircrafts, the airliner was operating on Boeing 717-200s fleet.

Cabin Features

The flights have standard Business class and Economy class cabins. Meal is served for free on all flights. If you are a member of Blue Ribbon Club, you can preorder your meal from the sumptuous menu offered by the airliner to its members. Clean and hygienic ambiance of the cabins is the utmost priority of Bangkok Airways. The cabin crew is also quite cordial and the friendly atmosphere makes your travel a great one.  

Business Class

  • Extra space between seats with seat privacy
  • Lie-flat or reclined comfortable seats
  • Complimentary Champagne
  • Blankets and pillows
  • Free in-flight meals ( Halal and vegetarian food is also offered)

These facilities are available on all aircrafts

Economy Class

  • Complimentary drinks
  • Comfortable seats
  • Free in flight meals ( Halal and vegetarian food is also offered)

In-flight Entertainment

  • Large TV screen
  • Movies and Music on demand
  • Internet access

Reward Program

Bangkok Airways offer many perks and privileges to their regular travelers. Blue Ribbon Club offers FlyerBonus frequent flyer program that rewards its members on every extra mileage when they fly on Bangkok Airways.


Bangkok Airways cover nearly all major tourist resorts in Thailand. Furthermore, it flies to a total 20 destinations, 7 domestic and 13  international; Internationally it flies to 

  • Myanmar
  • Vietnam
  • Laos
  • Maldives
  • Cambodia
  • Hong Kong
  • Malaysia
  • India
  • Singapore
  • China
  • Bangladesh
  • Japan.

Baggage Allowance

Business Class

  • Maximum weight allowance for adult  - 30 kilograms
  • Maximum weight allowance for child – 30 kilograms
  • Maximum weight allowance for infant – 10 kilograms

Economy class

  • Maximum weight allowance for adult  - 20 kilograms
  • Maximum weight allowance for child – 20 kilograms
  • Maximum weight allowance for infant – 10 kilograms

The exclusively designed Blue Ribbon club offers its members extra 10 kg baggage allowance when they check-in. Furthermore, an adult or a child can carry maximum weight of 5 kg as a cabin baggage.

Contact Number

Airport Office :Suvarnabhumi International Airport      Voice:  +66 (2) 134 3960 , +66 (2) 134 3888   
Head Office, Bangkok                                                Voice:  +66 (2) 270 6699  

Official Website