ON 1 APRIL 2012 WHICH WAS APRIL'S FOOL DAY BUT THIS WAS NO JOKE AS THE PLANE REALLY TOOK OFF AND NO ONE SAID 'APRIL'S FOOL' TO ME, BANGKOK AIRWAYS TOOK OFF FROM KLIA AT 8.20AM AND ARRIVED IN KOH SAMUI AT 9.30AM LOCAL TIME AS THAILAND IS 1 HOUR BEHIND US.
Bangkok Airways launches Koh Samui - Kuala Lumpur service
On 1 April 2012, Bangkok Airways, Asia’s Boutique Airline, successfully launched the new service Koh Samui – Kuala Lumpur at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).
The inaugural reception was kindly hosted by Malaysian Airport Holdings Berhad (MAHB) attended by Malaysian and Thai authorities, top managements from both MAHB and the airline, travel agents and the media.
Bangkok Airways has expanded its regional service to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia inaugurated on 31 March 2012. Kuala Lumpur is Bangkok Airway’s third international gateway offering non-stop service to Koh Samui after the well-received Koh Samui-Singapore and Koh Samui-Hong Kong services.
The airline flies daily non-stop service with Airbus 319 - all economy class model with the total capacity of 138 seats. Flight PG951 leaves Koh Samui at 1755hrs and arrives Kuala Lumpur at 2025hrs. From Kuala Lumpur, PG952 leaves KLIA at 0825hrs and arrives Koh Samui at 0905hrs
1. Mr. S. Vereen, Airport Operation Committee KLIA
2. Mr.Ishak Ismail, Director of Tourism Malaysia (ASEAN)
3. Yang.Berbahagia.Dato’Azmi Murad, Senior General Manager Operations, Malaysia Airports
4. M.L.Nandhika Varavarn, Vice President Corporate Communications, Bangkok Airways