The origins of Bangkok Airways can be traced back to 1968
and a company known as Sahakol Air, which was initially set
an air taxi service operating a Tradewind, a twin-engine,
ten-seat aircraft during the Vietnam War. The assignments
came from Overseas International Construction Company (OICC),
an American construction company known as United States Operations
Mission (USOM) and a number of other organizations engaged
in oil and natural gas exploration in the Gulf of Thailand.
Bangkok Airways flies to a total of thirteen destinations
in five countries: Bangkok, Samui, Phuket, Krabi, Sukhothai,
Pattaya Beach (Utapao), Chiang Mai, Trat in Thailand. In Cambodia,
we fly to Phnom Penh and Angkor Wat (Siem Reap). We also fly
to Jinghong, Xi'an, Guilin in China, Luang Prabang in Laos,
Yangon in Myanmar, and Singapore.
In choosing these new destinations, Bangkok Airways invariably
considers cities with rich cultures and historically important
sites, which are not easily accessible to the everyday traveler.
This underlines the airline's commitment to help local tourism
industries develop their full potential and to promote local
Our departure lounge at Bangkok Airport is equivalent to
First Class or Business Lounges at other airports. The difference
is our lounge (Domestic Terminal) is available for all our