2-Oct-2009 10:58 AM

Bangkok Airways not interested in alliance with Orient Thai Airlines/One-Two-Go

Bangkok Airways President, Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth, stated there are a number of structural differences between Bangkok Airways and Orient Thai Airlines (and its One-Two-Go subsidiary), making potential integration between the two groups impossible (Bangkok Post, 02-Oct-2009). Mr Prasarttong-Osoth ruled out a merger, noting the only possible form of cooperation for Bangkok Airways would be a limited joint marketing agreement. Orient Thai and One-Two-Go have reportedly sought wide-ranging cooperation with Bangkok Airways, including joint flight operations and marketing.

Bangkok Airways: "Their business models, operating concepts, aircraft types and routes are totally different from ours. I don't think we will benefit from forming an alliance," Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth, President. Source: Bangkok Post, 02-Oct-2009.

Want More News Like This?

CAPA Membership provides access to all news and analysis on the site, along with access to many areas of our comprehensive databases and toolsets.
Find Out More