Bangkok Airways is now the only airline to operate between Koh Samui and Kuala Lumpur’s main airport, where it connects with its new partner Malaysia Airlines. At the welcome reception hosted by Malaysia Airports were S. Vereen, Airport Operation Committee KLIA; Ishak Ismail, Director of Tourism Malaysia (ASEAN); Yang.Berbahagia.Dato’Azmi Murad, SGM Operations, Malaysia Airports; M.L.Nandhika Varavarn, Bangkok Airways’ VP Corporate Communications; and Wiboon Nimitrwanich, Director of Tourism Authority of Thailand, Malaysia Office.
- Bangkok Airways expanded internationally out of Koh Samui (USM), the Thai island airport owned by the airline, on 31 March. The airline now flies daily to Kuala Lumpur (KUL), the main airport serving the capital of neighbouring Malaysia and the hub of Bangkok Airways’ new codeshare partner Malaysia Airlines, using A319 aircraft. Indirect competition at Kuala Lumpur’s Subang Airport comes from Firefly’s daily and Berjaya’s three flights a week.