Bangkok Airways will kick off four new routes at the beginning of the winter schedule from 29 October. They include Chiang Mai-Siem Reap(one way), Bangkok-Vientiane, Bangkok-Krabi and Samui-Krabi. The airline will operate flights twice weekly on Thursdays and Saturdays from Chiang Mai to Siem Reap on a one-way only service on board its 70-seat ATR-72.
The plane leaves Chiang Mai at 1610, and arrives in Siem Reap at 1830. A third Lao service to Vientiane , the countries capital, will operate five-weekly flights on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. The route will be served by a 162-seat A320. The flight leaves Bangkok at 1515 and returns from Vientiane at 1715. Bangkok Airways is also focusing on its position as a leisure airline with service from Bangkok to Krabi, a popular beach destination on Andaman Coast , plus a link between this city and Samui Island in the Gulf of Thailand . The Bangkok-Krabi route will operate everyday except Tuesdays.
The flight leaves Bangkok at 0910 and the return flight departs at 1120, using A320s. The Samui-Krabi route will operate with ATR-72, departing Samui at 1510 and returning from Krabi at 1640.