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Bangkok Airways to resume Samui flights

Tanutam Thawan

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Bangkok Airways is set to head back to the skies starting May 15, resuming their monopoly on the Bangkok-Samui route. There will be two flights a day from the capital to Koh Samui, and back. The airline last year disclosed that the flights into Samui are its most profitable services.

The operator says that flights will strictly comply with the CAAT’s safety guidelines which cover social distancing, during check in, pre-boarding, during the flight and disembarkation. They also announced the reopening of airports in Sukhothai and Trat, and said other Bangkok Airways’ routes will re-open later.

Health and safety measures will include…

• Seat distancing for passengers

• Suspension of in-flight food and beverage services

• A ban on carrying of personal food or drink

• Crew members will wear masks and gloves

• Passengers will be required to wear protective masks at all times

The Koh Samui Airport is expected to reopen for daily operations on May 15 from 8am-7pm. The airport says they’ve put in place safety measures to “ensure the highest level of safety for all passengers and staff”.

At the airport there will be passenger and staff screening, body temperature checks, a requirement that staff wear face masks at all timesaand social distancing arrangements.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

 

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