Bangkok Airways chief gives upbeat forecast
Bangkok Airways: “My confidence in a year of positive growth for Bangkok Airways is based on three factors. The first is the clear indication of a general economic recovery and Thailand’s own increasingly improved performance, especially in the all important tourism sector. The second is the recently reported news by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) that the Asia-Pacific region has overtaken North America as the world's largest air travel market with 647 million passengers in 2009 and that the Asia-Pacific market will continue to grow rapidly with an estimated 217 million additional air passengers a year in the region by 2013. The third reason for my confidence is that Bangkok Airways has built a solid reputation for reliability and personal service that includes meals on every flight, free lounge access plus our widely acclaimed ‘airports with a difference’ that reaffirm our airline’s passenger-friendly philosophy,” Captain Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth, President. Source: Bangkok Airways, 23-Mar-2010.