Business Air (Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi) was grounded by the DCA of Thailand. The DCA ordered Business Air to suspend all operations on January 16, 2015, leaving more than 1,000 passengers stranded. The company was unable to pay its unpaid bills.
The company started operations in December 2009.
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Update: Later in January 2015 Business Air was permitted by DGA to resume operations.
Copyright Photo: Ken Petersen/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 767-383 ER HS-BID (msn 24848) arrives back at the Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) base.
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.
Jet Asia Airways (Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi) has commenced three times weekly scheduled service from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport to Tianjin’s Bihnai International Airport and also to Nanjing’s Lukou International Airport.
In the past year, Jet Asia Airways has operated more than 200 charter flights to both cities combined. Tianjin and Nanjing are two of the fastest growing secondary cities in China.
“The charter flights now turned scheduled have proven to be popular with the Chinese travelers who wish to avoid stopping over in a primary city and prefer to fly directly to Bangkok. Jet Asia will continue to aggressively exercise ‘first mover advantage’ to capitalize on untapped markets between China and Thailand,” said Mr. Chairat Sangchan, Jet Asia’s Managing Director.
Chinese arrivals into Thailand reached 2.78 million passengers in 2012 and is expected to grow to more than 3.5 million in 2013.
Copyright Photo: Jay Selman/AirlinersGallery.com. Former United Airlines Boeing 767-222 HS-JAB (msn 21868) arrives back at the Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) base.