Bangkok Airways resumed its Bangkok – Samui twice daily service service on May 15 with precautionary measures and social distancing on the flight.
The Bangkok-based carrier said “special boutique designed” face masks were also given to passengers on the first resumed Bangkok – Samui flight on May 15.
The carrier’s new precautionary measures, which it said are in line with guidelines set by the airport authorities at both arrival and departure airports, include body temperature screening, requiring fave masks, seating arrangements that ensure “necessary distance”, floor markings to indicate appropriate distance at all service areas as well as on the transfer bus.
Business Traveller Asia-Pacific has asked the airline for details on how it will exercise social distancing on planes.
Bangkok Airways has also suspended in-flight meal service on flights. Cabin attendants are required to wear masks and gloves when on duty and passengers are required to prepare and wear masks at all times during flight.
“Health and safety concerns of passengers and staff remain the airline’s top priority. Bangkok Airways will continue to implement precautionary measures to help contain the spread of the virus,” reads a statement from the carrier.
Resumption of domestic services in June
Bangkok Airways said it is set to resume an additional four domestic services from June. This includes Bangkok – Sukhothai (roundtrip) daily flight, Bangkok – Lampang (roundtrip) daily flight, Bangkok – Chiang Mai (roundtrip) twice daily flights and Bangkok – Phuket (roundtrip) twice daily flights.
The airline will also increase its flight frequency on the Bangkok – Samui service from two to four flights per day. All flight services will be operated by an ATR 72-600 aircraft.
The carrier said these flights will have social distancing measures in place outlined by the Ministry of Public Health and the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand. Meal service is suspended on these flights and flight attendants are required to wear masks and gloves when on duty. Passengers are also required to wear masks at all times during flight.