Bangkok Airways will resume its domestic operations from May 15, starting with the Bangkok-Samui-Bangkok flight twice daily.
All flight operations will strictly comply with safety measures and social distancing guidelines set by the Public Health Ministry and the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand, the airline said. The reopening of airports in Sukhothai and Trat and Bangkok Airways’ other routes will be announced later.
The health and safety measures will include onboard seat distancing, suspension of in-flight food and beverage services and a ban on consumption of personal food or drink. All crew members will wear masks and gloves when on duty and passengers themselves are required to wear protective masks at all times during flights, the airline said.
Samui Airport is expected to reopen for daily operations on May 15 from 8am-7pm.
The airport has put in place safety measures to “ensure the highest level of safety for all passengers and staff”.
The measures include passenger and staff screening, body temperature checks, a requirement that staff wear face masks at all times when on duty and social distancing arrangements.