Bangkok Airport Expansion Delayed

The opening of the Satellite Terminal 1 (SAT1) at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok is reported to be delayed until October 2022 due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Main picture concourse design of SAT1 at Suvarnabhumi Airport credit D103 Group The satellite terminal was originally scheduled to open during 2019/20 but experienced delays asContinue reading “Bangkok Airport Expansion Delayed”

Best Southeast Asia Airlines 2021

The World Airline Awards began in 1999, when Skytrax, an international air transport rating organisation, launched its first global, annual airline customer satisfaction survey. They are referred to as the Oscars of the aviation industry. The awards survey process is not restricted to member airlines or a pre-selected choice of airline, and any airline in theContinue reading “Best Southeast Asia Airlines 2021”

Thai Airways To Sell More Planes

Struggling Thai Airways, the national flag carrier of Thai, is reported to have put a further three aircraft and a simulator up for sale, to add to the 36 put up for sale last year. Main picture a Thai Airways aircraft credit Ghana Shyam Khadka on Unsplash The new items added to the list areContinue reading “Thai Airways To Sell More Planes”

Southeast Asia Airline News

Thai Airways Thai Airways, the national flag carrier for Thailand has published its latest timetable which confirms flights serving the Phuket Sandbox until October. Main picture credit Thai Airways flight landing at Phuket International Airport credit Andy Mitchell on flickr The full schedule (see below), includes direct flights from key European and Asian destinations, someContinue reading “Southeast Asia Airline News”

Phuket Tourism Update

Thai Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha confirmed over the weekend that Phuket will be the first destination in Thailand to reopen to vaccinated foreign tourists without the need to quarantine from 1st July under the “Phuket Sandbox” project. Main picture credit Anton Shuvalov on Unsplash The plans were given provisional approval by the Thai cabinetContinue reading “Phuket Tourism Update”

All Systems Go For Quarantine Free Phuket Tourism

Despite the recent increase in Covid-19 cases throughout Thailand, Phuket province is pressing ahead with plans to reopen to vaccinated travellers without the need for a quarantine from July. Main picture Phuket beach, Thailand credit Vitaly Sacred on Unsplash The Phuket Sandbox, as it is called, depends on at least 70% of the population ofContinue reading “All Systems Go For Quarantine Free Phuket Tourism”

Thai Airways Announces Direct Flights To Phuket

On the day that creditors approved restructuring plans for the troubled Thai airline we have news of new direct routes to Phuket. Picture Thai Airways tailfin credit Twentyfour Students on flickr The new flights means more choice for travellers and direct flights as opposed to having to travel via other transport hubs. Direct flights fromContinue reading “Thai Airways Announces Direct Flights To Phuket”

Thai Airways To Slash Jobs and Planes

Thai Airways tailfin. Credit TwentyFour Students on flickr Thai Airways have now submitted their Debt Rehabilitation Plan as they attempt to fight off bankruptcy and it includes reductions in their fleet and staffing levels. The embattled airline has confirmed that it is planning, by 2025, to cut its workforce by 50% to between 13,000 andContinue reading “Thai Airways To Slash Jobs and Planes”

February Highlights

It has been an incredibly busy month for Flyingdog Travel and international travel to Southeast Asia finally starting to look like it will become more accessible in the coming months as global vaccination programmes get under way. Eco-Tourism Projects in Southeast Asia Welcome news as a number of projects either with a focus on eco-tourismContinue reading “February Highlights”

Can Thai Airways Survive

Thai Airways plane. Photo credit tjdarmstadt on flickr. The day of reckoning is coming for Thai Airways. The 2nd March is the latest, and probably final, deadline for the embattled carrier to submit their debt rehabilitation plan to the Thai Central Bankruptcy Court. If they fail to submit a plan by then, without a furtherContinue reading “Can Thai Airways Survive”

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