Bangkok Airways Resumes Samui and Phuket Direct Flights

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New updates from Thailand as this was just announced a few hours ago. Starting from 25 August 2021 onwards, Bangkok Airways will resume its direct services between Samui and Phuket, in order to facilitate passengers as well as to support Thailand’s re-opening projects which are Phuket Sandbox and Samui Plus Model.

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The resumed services between Samui and Phuket will be operated by an ATR72-600 aircraft, starting with three flights per week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday). The outbound flight PG253 departs Samui airport at 11.25hrs. and arrives at Phuket airport at 12.25hrs. The inbound flight PG254 departs Phuket airport at 13.00hrs. and arrives at Samui airport at 14.00hrs. Passengers can visit the website  for more details about flight schedules.

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Passengers travelling to and from the two cities are required to present a medical certificate with a laboratory result indicating that COVID-19 is not detected (done by RT-PCR technique and issued no more than 72 hours before traveling) and proof of vaccination. Additionally, passengers are also required to strictly follow guidelines issued by Phuket provincial office and Surat Thani provincial office, more information about requirements can be checked at  and

Moreover, the airline needs to extend the temporary suspension of in-flight meal service and temporary closure of its passenger lounges until further notice.

To contact the airline, please use the following contact channels;

• Call Center: Tel. 1771 and 02-270-6699 (during 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.)

• Email: [email protected]

• PG Live Chat:

Bangkok Airways remains committed to the safety and hygiene of its passengers and employees as the highest priority. The airlines strictly implement surveillance measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Bangkok Airways is a boutique airlines and it provides lounge services to all its passengers. We travelled with Bangkok Airways from Bangkok to Mae Hon Song in the past and it was an enjoyable experience.

What is the Phuket Sandbox and Samui Plus Project?

If you never heard of the Phuket Sandbox project, you can read it at, and for the Samui Plus project, you can read it at: In short, vaccinated International travellers from a list of selected countries are allowed to travel to Phuket or Samui in Thailand with strict conditions.  

On top of Phuket and Ko Samui opened to International tourists, Krabi and Phang Nga Plan To Open This Month To International Tourists too.

Bangkok Airways Resumes Samui and Phuket Direct Flights is great news for International travellers who can travel around both islands at this time. We travelled to many cities and towns in Thailand and we have not been to Koh Samui yet. Maybe this next year it will be a great opportunity for us to explore this beautiful island located in Southeast Thailand.

At this time, please take care of yourselves and wait until it is safe to travel when the International borders are open. We are excited to know that Bangkok Airways Resumes Samui and Phuket Direct Flights and hope things will be better in the upcoming months. Take care, everyone! is a content writer under Headliner by Newswav, a programme where content creators get to tell their unique stories through articles and at the same time monetize their content within the Newswav app.
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