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Bangkok Airways.(Asia/Pacific)(Brief Article)

Now in its 36th year, the Thai carrier has remade itself into a boutique tourist airline. It also owns the airports at Samui, Trat and Sukhothai.

Of serious concern is Thai International, which has begun competing on routes the smaller carrier pioneered. Thai's threat to serve Koh Samui, which has been dominated by Bangkok Airways, is the biggest worry. The problem is that since it launched flights there in 1989, the once-little-known island has turned into a global tropical destination. …

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