Thailand to have four new airlines to spice up competition

Thailand to have four new airlines to spice up competition

Based on a report, it appears that there are four airlines that have expressed interest in commencing operations in Thailand. These airlines include P80 Air, Really Cool Air, Landarch Airline, and Siam Seaplane. Acquiring the necessary air service permits is expected to be a time-consuming process. The approval for these four airlines to initiate their operations is anticipated to be granted next year, as they aim to take advantage of the increasing demand from the tourism sector.

These newly established airlines offer various unique and innovative services. For instance, they provide seaplanes, incorporate blockchain technology with NFTs, operate small hopper planes, and offer long-haul flights. Their entry into the market is expected to enhance competition within Thailand's aviation industry, thereby posing new challenges for existing firms that already face higher operating costs due to increased oil prices.

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P80 Air intends to invest approximately 2 billion baht in launching their airline. They plan to utilize Boeing 787-800 aircraft for both scheduled and charter flights. In the initial year, the company plans to lease four aircraft and expand its fleet to 20 within four years. P80 Air has mentioned destinations such as Hong Kong, Macau, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, and Da Nang on their website.

Really Cool Airlines, which aims to commence operations in December, will utilize Airbus A330 and A350 aircraft for long-distance flights to Europe and Australia. They are currently in the process of obtaining an air operating license.

Landarch Airlines, managed by M-Landarch Co., is already an authorized Cessna dealer. They plan to operate short-haul flights using compact Cessna C208B planes to address gaps in Thailand's aviation infrastructure. Landarch Airlines is scheduled to launch in the first quarter of 2024 with 12-seat propeller planes, targeting travelers between major cities and beach communities in the southern region.

Siam Seaplane plans to operate eight-seat aircraft for flights to popular beach destinations like Hua Hin, Pattaya, and the southern islands. They aim to cater to various customers, including visitors, families, social groups, as well as provide VIP services to celebrities, top executives, and affluent tourists.

According to the International Air Transportation Association, the global airline industry is expected to reach a turning point this year. With over 4 billion people prepared to travel, it is projected that the industry could generate up to $4.7 billion worldwide by 2024.

Akhyari Hananto

I began my career in the banking industry in 1997, and stayed approx 6 years in it. This industry boost his knowledge about the economic condition in Indonesia, both macro and micro, and how to More understand it. My banking career continued in Yogyakarta when I joined in a program funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB),as the coordinator for a program aimed to help improve the quality of learning and teaching process in private universities in Yogyakarta. When the earthquake stroke Yogyakarta, I chose to join an international NGO working in the area of ?disaster response and management, which allows me to help rebuild the city, as well as other disaster-stricken area in Indonesia. I went on to become the coordinator for emergency response in the Asia Pacific region. Then I was assigned for 1 year in Cambodia, as a country coordinator mostly to deliver developmental programs (water and sanitation, education, livelihood). In 2009, he continued his career as a protocol and HR officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya, and two years later I joined the Political and Economic Section until now, where i have to deal with extensive range of people and government officials, as well as private and government institution troughout eastern Indonesia. I am the founder and Editor-in-Chief in Good News From Indonesia (GNFI), a growing and influential social media movement, and was selected as one of The Most Influential Netizen 2011 by The Marketeers magazine. I also wrote a book on "Fundamentals of Disaster Management in 2007"?, "Good News From Indonesia : Beragam Prestasi Anak Bangsa di dunia"? which was luanched in August 2013, and "Indonesia Bersyukur"? which is launched in Sept 2013. In 2014, 3 books were released in which i was one of the writer; "Indonesia Pelangi Dunia"?, "Indonesia The Untold Stories"? and "Growing! Meretas Jalan Kejayaan" I give lectures to students in lectures nationwide, sharing on full range of issues, from economy, to diplomacy Less
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