Bangkok Airways delays new routes till fall because of third COVID wave
Bangkok Airways announced today that it will delay its expected new route from Bangkok – Mae Sot and temporarily suspend routes between Phuket – Hat Yai, Bangkok – Sukhothai and Bangkok – Trat.
- The country posted a record high of 1,767 new COVID-19 cases in one day last Sunday.
- Due to this current coronavirus outbreak and the fact that it is expected to increase further, Bangkok Airways is announcing the delay of a planned new route.
- The airline also announced the temporary suspension of some routes.
Record cases of COVID-19 coronavirus have been recorded in Thailand in the past few days, which can be attributed to the highly transmissible variant B.1.1.7, as the pace of immunization continues to be slow. Health officials announced 1,458 new coronavirus cases and two more deaths on Wednesday, a figure below Sunday’s record high of 1,767 infections. The latest figures put a total of 46,643 cases and 110 deaths in Thailand. A third of all infections occurred this month alone.
Due to the current outbreak of COVID-19 and the fact that it is expected to intensify further, Bangkok Airways announces the delay of a planned new route: Bangkok – Mae Sot (round trip). The new start date for this route is set for autumn on October 17, 2021.
In addition, the airline would like to announce the temporary suspension of the following routes: