Bangkok Airways will resume normal operations at 1pm this afternoon, following the landing accident of flight PG266 in stormy weather at Koh Samui Airport yesterday.
The ATR72-500 twin-turboprop carrying 68 passengers from Krabi skidded off the runway and crashed into the airport’s old control tower. A pilot and at least seven people were injured.
Said airline president Captain Puttipong Prasattong-Osoth: “On behalf of Bangkok Airways, I would like to, again, express my sympathy towards our passengers and crew members who have been affected from the unfortunate accident of PG 266 in Samui, particularly my deepest condolence to the family of Captain Chatchai Punsuvan, who lost his life in this accident.”
He added: “We are conforming to our Crisis Management standard in order to regain our status in normalcy the fastest possible."
The airline will re-route flights to Suratthani Airport, also in the southeast province of Thailand where Koh Samui is located. Two extra flights have also been added.
Flight schedule are as follows:
• Bangkok-Suratthani/ Suratthani-Bangkok
PG 5111 06.00-07.50 / PG 5112 07.45-08.50 (extra flight)
PG 103 06.00-07.05 / PG 104 07.45-08.50
PG 121 07.30-08.35 / PG 122 09.15-10.20
PG 5125 08.00-09.05 / PG 5126 09.45-10.50 (extra flight)
PG 123 08.15-09.20 / PG 217 10.00-11.05
PG 127 09.00-10.05 / PG 128 10.45-11.50
PG 805 09.40-10.45
• Chiang Mai-Suratthani/ Suratthani-Chiang Mai
PG 242 09.55-11.40/ PG 138 12.20-13.25
For more information please contact Emergency Call Center at + 66 (02) 265 8777