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Borussia Dortmund signs cooperation deal with Bangkok Airways as its regional partner

Bangkok Air (Bangkok Airways) Airbus A319-132 HS-PPM (msn 2273) BKK (Michael B. Ing). Image: 934558.

Borussia Dortmund, one of Europe’s most successful football clubs with a traditionally strong fan base in Asiaand the world, announces Bangkok Airways, Thailand-based regional airline, a “Regional Partner of Borussia Dortmund” at Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund, Germany.

The cooperation deal includes a variety of advertising and promotional components of the co-branding campaigns in Thailand, Southeast Asian countries, mainland China, Hong Kong, India and Bangladesh which will enhance the airline’s brand recognition across the region.

Mr. Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth, Bangkok Airways’ President, says, “We are so proud and excited to partner with Borussia Dortmund, an eight-time German Champions. With Borussia Dortmund’s strong global brand presence and a huge fan base, we believe that it will strengthen Bangkok Airways’ brand image as Asia’s Boutique Airline as well as make the airline better known across Asia and Europe which are our main customer bases.”

“Another highlight is BVB Evonik Football School for children as giving back to the community has been part of our business roadmap for many years. We will work with our dedicated CSR team to make this sponsorship activation tangible,” added Mr.Puttipong.

Carsten Cramer, Chief Marketing Officer of Borussia Dortmund states, “We are excited to partner with Bangkok Airways that have strengthened their award winning position over the last couple of years in Asia. Both of us we are ambitious and aspiring brands and are looking forward to introduce our cooperation across Bangkok Airways’ key markets.”

Borussia Dortmund (www.bvb.de/eng) is one of the most traditional and popular German football clubs. Founded in 1909, BVB boasts around 10 million fans within Germany and, in addition, also looks to a rapidly growing fan base worldwide.

Copyright Photo: Bangkok Air (Bangkok Airways) Airbus A319-132 HS-PPM (msn 2273) BKK (Michael B. Ing). Image: 934558.

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Bangkok Air’s “United for Wildlife” commitment and logo jet

Bangkok Air's 2017 "United for Wildlife" livery

Bangkok Air (Bangkok Airways) (Bangkok) is commited to stopping illegal wildlife trade. The airline unveiled this logo jet in November 2017 to underscore its commitment.

The airline made this statement:

Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited led by Mr. Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth, President has singed the United for Wildlife Transport Industry Declaration supported by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) at Dublin, Ireland.

The Declaration aims to raise awareness to stop wildlife trade and educate passengers, stakeholders as well as staffs about the consequences of illegal wildlife trade and spotting smugglers in the act focusing on the illegal wildlife such as African elephants, rhinos, some big cats and pangolins.

Mr. Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth, President of Bangkok Airways said, “We are pleased to be part of this initiative that recognizes the need to protect endangered species from illegal trade and transportation. Numbers of carriers as in Aviation industry are aware of this serious issue and commits a wide range of measures designed to prevent the movement of illegal wildlife and wildlife products.”

“As one of the leading regional airline, serving customers around the world, we acknowledge our responsibility to the society, to the community and to the environment; therefore we have a strict policy in trafficking of illegal wildlife and wildlife products for carriage on board Bangkok Airways.” Mr. Puttipong added.

Bangkok Airways also  plans to integrate CSR projects to lessen the impact on the climate and the environment such as  “Carbon Footprint for Organization” campaign to promote the importance of Greenhouse gas control on a daily basis for organization and  “Love Earth, Save Earth” campaign to encourage students and local people to preserve the natural resources and environment.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Bangkok Air and UFW): Bangkok Air (Bangkok Airways) A320-232 HS-PPH (msn 2783) (United for Wildlife) BKK (Michael B. Ing). Image: 940586.

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Bangkok Air raises the security level at Bangkok, second quarter profit rises over 131%

Bangkok Airways (Bangkok Air) (Bangkok) has issued this statement following a terrorist bombing on Monday (August 17) at the Erawan shrine in Bangkok. 21 people died in the bomb blast. According to the Bangkok Post, 23 nations have now issued travel warnings for travel to Thailand. Here is the statement by the airline:

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Bangkok Airways PCL has increased its security measures to ensure passengers’ highest safety.

Mr. Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth, President of Bangkok Airways PCL commented,

“on behalf of everyone at Bangkok Airways, we would like to express our deepest condolences to those who have been affected by this unfortunate event.”

“However, we are monitoring the situation closely and have been cooperating with the Airport Authority of Thailand (AOT) to raise security measures at Suvarnabhumi Airport, all destination airports and at the airline’s own airports (Samui, Sukhothai and Trat) to a higher level to ensure the safety of its passengers and its staffs.”

“Bangkok Airways is in normal operations”, added Mr. Puttipong.

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In other news, the company issued it operating results for the second quarter:

Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited announced its operating results for the second quarter of 2015 which has amounted to a net profit of 102.2 million baht ($2.8 million); up by 131.8 percent from the same period of the previous year.

Mr. Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth, President of Bangkok Airways PCL commented that, “In the second quarter, total revenue of the company was 5,563.4 million baht, increased by 12.9 percent from the same period in the previous year. Net profit was reported at the amount of 102.2 million baht, mainly based on higher average fare and higher number of passengers. Available Seat Kilometers (ASK) ascended by 4.3 percent; our load factor was at 59.9 percent for this quarter. For the first six-month period, the company received total revenue of 12,297.3 million baht in which net profit was reported at 1,188.9 million baht.”

Mr. Puttipong continues, “The number of passengers of Bangkok Airways increased by 5.6 percent for the second quarter of 2015 in which our main market, Asia, particularly East Asia, has the highest growth. Despite the slow growth of Europeans traveling to Thailand, excluding the Russian, the company was able to maintain the sale growth from this market comparing to last year. The top 3 countries that the number of passenger has still been growing are Germany, United Kingdom and France.”

“In addition to that, Bangkok Airways has increased flight frequencies on Samui-Singapore route to 10 flights per week, and Samui-Kuala Lumpur route to 11 flights per week starting from 29 March 2015.

The additional frequencies adhere with our business strategy are to establish Samui airport as our second hub, followed by Suvarnnabhumi airport and to expand our route network in order to serve our codeshare partners from Australia and Southwest Pacific. During the second quarter, the company has entered into a codeshare agreement with Jet Airways which added our frequencies on Bangkok-Mumbai route from 1 flight to 3 flights per day. This certainly has provided more choices to the passengers as well as to increase the efficiency of our routes.” Mr. Puttipong added.

Recently, BA stocks has been added to numerous indexes which are MSCI Global Small Cap Indexes (effective since 29 May 2015.), FTSE SET Mid Cap index (effective since 22 June 2015), SET50 and SET100 indexes for the second half of 2015 (1 July – 31 December.) This helps make BA more known amongst investors around the world.

Currently, Bangkok Airways has a total of 29 aircrafts; 10 of turbo-prop ATR72-500/600s, 19 of Airbus A319s/A320s. The company will take delivery of another 2 to 3 aircrafts by the end of 2015 to serve high travel demands in the up-coming high season.

Copyright Photo: Richard Vandervord/AirlinersGallery.com.  Airbus A320-232 HS-PGW (msn 2509) in the special Samui scheme taxies at Phuket.

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Bangkok Air orders three ATR 72-600s

Bangkok Airways (Bangkok Air) (Bangkok) and the European turboprop aircraft manufacturer ATR are pleased to announce the signature of a contract for the purchase of three ATR 72-600s, valued at approximately USD24.6 million each (subject to negotiated discount). This deal represents the conversion into firm orders of the options included in the deal unveiled earlier this year at the Singapore Airshow (6 firm ATR 72-600s and two options), plus one additional aircraft.

With the acquisition of these new ATR 72-600s, the airline will bring to nine its total fleet of ATR 72-600s. The delivery of their first aircraft is scheduled for the fourth quarter of this year, while the 9th aircraft is expected to arrive into the airline’s fleet by the first quarter of 2017. With the introduction of their new ATR 72-600s, Bangkok Airways is further extending its long term partnership with ATR since the two companies have been cooperating for more than 20 years.

Copyright Photo: Richard Vandervord/AirlinersGallery.com.

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Bangkok Air orders six ATR 72-600 turboprops

Bangkok Airways (Bangkok Air) (Bangkok) and ATR today announced a contract for the sale of six firm ATR 72-600 aircraft and two options. Bangkok Airways has been operating ATR aircraft for two decades and currently operates a fleet of eight ATR 72-500s. The first new ATR 72-600s will be delivered later this year, allowing Bangkok Airways to start renewing its fleet.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. ATR 72-212A (ATR 72-500) HS-PGF (msn 700) named “Hua Hin” arrives back at the Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) base.

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Bangkok Air to restore nonstop Bangkok-Krabi service, welcomes two Airbus A320s

Bangkok Air (Bangkok Airways) (Bangkok) will resume nonstop service to the resort destination of Krabi, Thailand on March 31 when it restores nonstop Bangkok-Krabi flights according to Airline Route. The carrier dropped the route in June 2008 although service was maintained through Samui.

In other news, the airline welcomed its two latest Airbus A320s  named “Maha Mongkol” and “Sawadee Umporn” at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport in November and December, its 20th and 21st aircraft. The A320 is configured with 162 economy class seats and will be assigned to both domestic and international routes such as Chiang Mai, Phuket, Yangon (Myanmar), Siem Reap (Cambodia), Mumbai (India), and Dhaka (Bangladesh).

Presently, Bangkok Air’s fleet consists of eight ATR 72s, five Airbus A320s and eight A319s.

Copyright Photo: Jay Selman. Painted to promote the island destination of Krabi, the blue and green tropical special livery adorns the fuselage of Airbus A320-232 HS-PGV (msn 2310) pictured on final approach to Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi).

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Bangkok Air to go public in 2013

Bangkok Air (Bangkok Airways) (Bangkok) has commissioned Bualuang Securities to prepare the paperwork for an initial public offering (IPO) of company stock in the first quarter of 2013 according to the Bangkok Post.

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