Bangkok Air

Company Information

Founded in 1968, Bangkok Airways is based in the city’s major international airport, Suvarnabhumi Airport and has been known by the current name since 1989.

Bangkok Airways has around 40 aircraft in its fleets and wholly owns Siem Reap Airways as well as Samui, Sukhothai and Trat airports.

Routes served by Bangkok Airways

Bangkok Airways schedule flights both domestically and internationally, covering a wide range of destinations including Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Singapore and Vietnam.

Most popular domestic flights

From Bangkok there are around eight flights per day to Chiang Mai in the north of Thailand, a journey that takes approximately 80 minutes. There is also the same number of flights from Chiang Mai back to Bangkok each day. Fares are usually priced at around THB1,500 each way.

If you are tired of city life in Bangkok and want to head down towards Thailand’s beautiful southern beaches, then there are plenty of options. There are 12 flights from the capital direct to Koh Samui each day, a flight which takes just an hour. Prices are often around THB3,500 for this trip. The prices and frequency of flight are the same from Koh Samui back to Bangkok.

Additionally, there are also nine flights per day connecting Bangkok with Phuket and three in each direction between Bangkok and Krabi. Both flights usually last around 90 minutes and are priced at THB 1,400 and THB1,200 to Phuket and Krabi respectively.

You can also visit these islands directly from Chiang Mai. There are two flights in either direction from Chiang Mai to both Phuket and Koh Samui priced from around THB2,400 and THB5,000 respectively.

Most popular international flights

Bangkok Airways is a great option if you are planning on flying internationally from Thailand’s capital. For example, there are up to six daily flights to regional hub Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia and another four per day to Singapore. Flight times to either destination are just over two hours and are usually priced around THB4,500 and THB4,200 respectively.

There are plenty of flights to other neighbouring countries as well. For example, there are five daily departures to Phnom Penh from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi which is just over an hour flight. Prices are often in the THB1,400 bracket.

Similarly priced flights can also be found to destinations in Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam.

From Bangkok you can reach Vientiane, Yangon and Danang within 90 minutes on a Bangkok Airways flight. Fares for these flights are priced at around THB1,300, THB1,400 and THB1,500 for Vientiane, Yangon and Danang respectively.

If you are looking to head further afield then Bangkok Airways has other options which may well suit your schedule. From Bangkok there are up to eight departures each and every day to Hong Kong, a flight that will take around three hours, costing approximately THB12,000.

Taiwan is another destination that is well served by Bangkok Airways, there are three daily flights to Taipei which will take less than four hours and cost around THB7,500.

Alternatively, you can visit mainland China, Bangkok Airways offer four non-direct flights to Guangzhou each day. The total journey time depends on the length of the layover but is usually around 10 hours altogether and is typically priced at THB14,000.

Travellers wishing to head towards the Indian subcontinent can fly to Dhaka in Bangladesh or India’s Mumbai. There is one daily flight connecting Dhaka and Bangkok which takes around three hours and four departures to Mumbai which takes closer to five hours. Prices are often around THB6,000 for flights to both Dhaka and Mumbai. Male in the Maldives is also served by one daily flight from Bangkok and often costs in excess of THB13,000 for the four hour trip.

Pros

The biggest advantage when travelling with Bangkok Airways is the fantastic reputation of the airline. It is regarded by many as one of the world’s best low-cost airlines and has built a loyal customer base.

Additionally, fares remain very competitive and there are often sales which offer extremely good value for money for travellers. These tickets include luggage so even if you pay full price for a ticket it may still work out to be better value than if you purchased a ticket with another low-cost carrier.

Another bonus with Bangkok Airways is that flights depart from Suvarnabhumi Airport as opposed to the smaller Don Mueang International Airport, this is very convenient if you are planning on catching a connecting international flight as you will not have to travel across the city in order to change flights. Also, in many cases it is much easier to reach your accommodation via public transport from Suvarnabhumi Airport rather than from Don Mueang International Airport.

There are plenty of perks when travelling with Bangkok Airways as well. You will always receive a meal on these flights, even if you are travelling on one of the shorter routes such as between Bangkok and Chiang Mai. The quality of the food is excellent as well! You will also have complimentary access to the Bangkok Airways lounge where you can enjoy free Wi-Fi as well as drinks and snacks ahead of your flight so it is worth getting to the airport early to take advantage of this offer. Anyone used to travelling with budget airlines in Europe will be in for a very pleasant surprise!

Cons

Bangkok Airways flights do not offer any in-flight entertainment. Although this is unlikely to be an issue on domestic or sorter international flights, it may be a little annoying if you are travelling on some of the longer distance international flights, for example to Mumbai.

If you are booking your flight at short notice you can sometimes find that your ticket is fairly expensive when compared to other low-cost providers. But as we’ve explained above, the level of quality is almost certainly going to be far higher here. Also, with luggage and snacks included in the cost of the ticket, it may actually be better value than you initially realize.

Keep in mind

Bangkok Airways were ranked in 21st place in the 100 Top Airlines at the SKYTRAX World Airline Awards in June 2017 as well as winning an award for the World’s Best Regional Airline for the second consecutive year and for the third time in total.

Travellers reviews

Travellers continue to choose Bangkok Airways primarily due to the fantastic service and value for money you receive. In many cases, fares will actually be cheaper with Bangkok Airways compared to many other low-cost airlines as luggage is included in the fare. This can be a substantial saving as additional fees for luggage are often very high with budget airlines.

The fact that Bangkok Airways flights depart from Suvarnabhumi Airport is also a bonus for many travellers, especially those who may be catching a connecting flight or want to use public transport to reach the city centre. It is often the case that you have to transfer from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Don Mueang International Airport when you are trying to connect with another flight, which is always highly inconvenient, stressful, time-consuming and sometimes very expensive!

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Bangkok Air Company Reviews

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644 customer reviews
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99.9% of 19,745 travelers were presumably happy with Bangkok Air as they left good or no review
AW
5
flight Economy, Bangkok Air, Nov 17, 2019
It was all on time and the notes on how to get where you were going were spot on
TP
5
flight Economy, Bangkok Air, Nov 16, 2019
Was arranged fantastic!!
NV
5
flight Economy, Bangkok Air, Nov 15, 2019
Veel good service
LC
3
flight Economy, Bangkok Air, Nov 11, 2019
Há dois terminais em krabi. Verifique de onde sairá o seu voo para não ter que pegar um novo transporte para o deslocamento entre os terminais (o aeroporto dispõe de um transporte gratuito). Foi meio confuso na hora do embarque, com atraso e algumas informações desencontradas na leitura do bilhete.
SJ
4
flight Economy, Bangkok Air, Nov 9, 2019
Really chilled out trip on Bangkok Airways with breakfast included and the Koh Samui airport it is so relaxing and easy to get around in.
DA
5
flight Economy, Bangkok Air, Nov 9, 2019
Good trip. On schedule. 55min flight and meal offered. Not expected.
NH
5
flight Economy, Bangkok Air, Nov 7, 2019
Bangkok to Phnom Penh. A320. Great chairs and sufficient leg apace.. Great customer service. I found issue with my ticket and they solved it for free. The trip was only 50 minutes but they served a great meal. Compliments for this flight company and the service they deliver.
DM
5
flight Economy, Bangkok Air, Oct 27, 2019
My wife had problem whit health and they when beyond our expectation just to say a special thank to all the staff at the registration counter and to the staff at the airport it was a 5 stars service Bangkok airways and the airport staff Merci beaucoup Dénis Riel Canada
CG
5
flight Economy, Bangkok Air, Oct 26, 2019
Nice food court. Staff helpful. Small airport but efficient.
AS
5
flight Economy, Bangkok Air, Oct 18, 2019
On time. Decent amount of legroom. Smooth quick flight. Would use this airline again.
SP
5
flight Economy, Bangkok Air, Oct 4, 2019
It was a great surprise! The Bangkok air flight was on time, they offer a very good snack onboard.
YV
5
flight Economy, Bangkok Air, Sep 22, 2019
check-in was easy and fast, boarding was also quick. The price of the flight is fair. And the lounge that is offered in Chiang mai made the wait better-- local snacks, free stable wifi, coffee, etc. flown with them 3 times and no complains so far.
BT
4
flight Economy, Bangkok Air, Sep 21, 2019
Didn't realize I would be served breakfast for a 1.5 hour flight. While it was a nice surprise, the flight is entirely too expensive. If you want speed and convenience, book your flight from Koh Samui if you're on one of the islands. If you want better rates on flights, it may be worth the boat trip back to Surat Thani.
TD
5
flight Economy, Bangkok Air, Sep 20, 2019
Koh Samui airport is beautiful! Bangkok Airways is the best!!!!
JW
5
flight Economy, Bangkok Air, Sep 18, 2019
Smooth booking and travel, excellent service all round.
EL
4
flight Economy, Bangkok Air, Sep 17, 2019
The staff at Koh Samui airport were really friendly and helpful. We were moved to the earlier flight as we arrived at the airport early. The airport also had good WiFi and complimentary drinks and snacks. Our flight was meant to board at 13:50 but we did not hear anything regarding the flight until 14:15 - so for a while we had no idea what was happening.
TD
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flight Economy, Bangkok Air, Sep 17, 2019
Bangkok air was amazing even for economy! The seats were spacious and the lounge was awesome! We were even surprised to get a snack on our 55 minute flight! Would definitely fly again!
RF
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flight Economy, Bangkok Air, Sep 9, 2019
Wow!!! I’m impressed with the ease and functionality of booking through 12go Asia. Oh, don’t let me forget to mention the value! We even received a meal in this 75 minute flight.
MJ
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flight Economy, Bangkok Air, Sep 2, 2019
It’s was great they we were offered earlier flight at no cost. Fight was very efficient transport to our accomodation was so easy. Great Experience
HC
5
flight Economy, Bangkok Air, Aug 25, 2019
Quick and good service. We enjoyed the lounge which was a relaxed start to our travel. I would recommend Bangkok Airways. Much better service than regional travel in Europe.

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