Due to added restrictions in select cities in Thailand, Bangkok Airways announced a new round of flight reductions and suspensions.
In a statement, the airline announced it will suspend flights from Bangkok to both Sukhothai and Trat along with its services from Phuket to U-Tapao. The temporary suspension will be effective January 8-31.
Bangkok Airways will also reduce flights from Bangkok to select cities on its network including Samui, Lampang, Chiang Mai, Sukkhothai, and Trat. Departures between January 8 through February 28 will be affected.
Along with the flight reductions and suspensions, Bangkok Airways will temporarily close its passenger lounges and service kiosks at airports during the same time. The airline will also delay the launch of three new routes from Bangkok to Hat Yai, Khon Kaen, and Mae Sot (Tak). Bangkok Airways plans to launch the flights later in the spring and the early summer, starting with the flights to Hat Yai (April 1). It will be followed by flights to Khon Kaen (May 1) and Mae Sot (Tak) (June 1).
With the changes, Bangkok Airways apologized for any inconveniences caused, adding “The airline is committed on its value to prioritize the health and safety of passengers and staffs. The company will continue to strictly follow precautionary measures against the COVID-19.”