Feb 18, 2008
Is Bangkok Airways monopoly finally challenged? With Thai Airways opening on February 15th the Bangkok-Samui route, is Bangkok Airways monopoly finally challenged? Just on the surface. Bangkok Airways strategy remains the same: secure lucrative routes and not allow competition to come or if so at a high price. Little is poised to change until full deregulation in Asean skies by 2013. Feb 15, 2008
Thai Airways, after a decade of waiting, will finally open a new domestic destination in a week s time. Next Friday, Thailand s national carrier will fly twice a day with a Boeing 737-400 to Samui Island, breaking Bangkok Airways monopoly on this route. Thailand s Department of Civil Aviation finally gave its green light to allow four more flights per day and cleared landing authorization for Boeing 737-400 and...