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Thailand, formerly known as Siam, is a kingdom in Southeast Asia, bordered by Myanmar (formerly Burma) on the north and west, by Laos on the northeast, by Cambodia and the Gulf of Thailand (Siam) on the southeast, by Malaysia on the south, and by the Andaman Sea and Myanmar on the southwest. The total area of Thailand is 513,115 sq km (198,115 sq mi). Bangkok is the capital and largest city
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May 12, 2017

Siam Air temporarily suspends operations [status change] (via ch-aviation)

April 26, 2017 Kan Air has ceased all operations as of 21Apr2017 after being forced to ground its aircraft due to technical difficulties [status change]
December 24, 2015 Intira Airlines was formed in 2006 with its first flight in December 2009 as Business Air. Operations suspended on 16Jan2015 & rebranded Intira Airlines in Jun2015 [added]

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Operating Dates

[Active]  AC Aviation

2011 - date

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[Active]  Advance Aviation

2007 - date

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[Began?]  Aero Pro

(2009)

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[Inactive]  Air Andaman

2000 - 2004

^ Comments : Air Andaman was established in 2000 and started operations on 29Oct2000. Regional carrier serving resort destinations in Southern Thailand. Ceased operations in 2004 & AOC withdrawn in Mar2006

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[Began?]  Air Inter Transport Co

(2014)

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[Active]  Air People International

2003 - date

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[Inactive]  Air Phoenix

2008 - 2009

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[Inactive]  Air Siam

1969 - 1976

^ Comments : Air Siam was formed as Varan Air-Siam on 15Sep1965 by the Thai Royal Family. Overcapacity caused the financial loss in Sep1976 the operations could not be sustained and the company declared bankruptcy

^ Genealogy : Varan Air-Siam >Air Siam

[Began?]  Air Singhara

(2014)

^ Comments : Air Singhara has current AOC but did not start in 2014

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[Renamed]  Airmark Aviation

2004* - 2007

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[Inactive]  Airservices

1969 - 1973

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[Inactive]  Angel Airlines

1998 - 2003

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[Active]  Asia Atlantic Airlines

2013 - date

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^ Genealogy : Asia Pacific Airlines >Asia Atlantic Airlines

[Began?]  Asia Budget Air

(2009)

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[Began?]  Asia Connect Airlines

(2014)

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[Began?]  Asia Majestic Airlines

(2011)

^ Comments : Asia Majestic Airlines was a Bangkok-based airline, which was established on 14Jan2011 but never started operations

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[Renamed]  Asia Pacific Airlines

(2013)

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^ Genealogy : Asia Pacific Airlines >Asia Atlantic Airlines

[Began?]  Asian Aero Space Service

(2007)

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[Active]  Asian Air

2014 - date

^ Comments : Asian Air inaugural flight was on 15Mar2014, Bangkok to Japan's Tokyo Narita Airport

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[Began?]  AVA Airlines (Asia Valued Airlines)

(2011*)

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[Inactive]  Avia-Thai International

1976 - 1976

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[Began?]  Azur Helicopter (Thailand)

(2014)

^ Comments : status changed to 'Began?

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[Active]  Bangkok Airways

1989 - date

^ Comments : Bangkok Airways was founded in 1968 & operations started on 30Jun1986 as Sahakol Air. Received B717 aircraft in 2000 making it the first Asian operator of that type. Major regional carrier

^ Genealogy : Sahakol Air >Bangkok Airways

[Active]  Bangkok Helicopter Services

2005 - date

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[Inactive]  Bira Air

1968* - 1974

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[Inactive]  Blue Water Air

2004* - 2005*

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[Inactive]  Brom Air

1988 - 1988

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[Unconfirmed]  Burma Airline*

(****)

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[Renamed]  Business Air

2009 - 2015

^ Comments : Intira Airlines was formed in 2006 with its first flight in Dec2009 as Business Air. Operations suspended on 16Jan2015 & rebranded Intira Airlines in Jun2015

^ Genealogy : Business Air >Intira Airlines

[Began?]  Chaba Airlines (Siam Global Air)

(2012)

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[Began?]  Chiang Mai Airways

(2006)

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[Restarting]  City Airways

2012 - 2014

^ Comments : City Airways was established in 2011 & operations started 01Oct2012. Ceased operations in 2014 but intends to restart

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[Unconfirmed]  Civil Air Transport*

(****)

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[Inactive]  Coco Seaplane

2006 - 2008

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[Renamed]  Crystal Thai Airlines

2011 - 2012

^ Comments : U Airlines was founded on 01Apr2012 as a successor to the failed Crystal Thai Airlines start-up projectwith Mr. Serm Srisuwan as the President of the company. Inaugural flight was on 16Sep2012

^ Genealogy : Crystal Thai Airlines >U Airlines

[Inactive]  Destination Air Shuttle

2007 - 2009

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[Began?]  Eagle Air

(2006*)

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[Inactive]  Erewan Air

1979 - 1980

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[Began?]  Euarng Luang

(2006)

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[Inactive]  Flyhy Cargo Airlines

2003 - 2005

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[Active]  Fun Flying Thai Air Service

2005 - date

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[Began?]  Global International

(2006)

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[Active]  H.S. Aviation

2007 - date

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[Inactive]  Happy Air (Happy Air Travellers Co)

2009 - 2015

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[Active]  Heliluck Aviation Services

2007 - date

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[Active]  Hevilift TFHS Co.

2014 - date

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^ Genealogy : Thai Flying Helicopter Service >Hevilift TFHS Co.

[Began?]  Holiday Airlines

(2007)

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[Began?]  Infinity Airlines (Infinity Asia Airlines)

(2012)

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[Active]  Intira Airlines

2015 - date

^ Comments : Intira Airlines was formed in 2006 with its first flight in Dec2009 as Business Air. Operations suspended on 16Jan2015 & rebranded Intira Airlines in Jun2015

^ Genealogy : Business Air >Intira Airlines

[Active]  Jaras Aviation

2012 - date

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[Active]  Jet A Co

2011 - date

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[Status?]  Jet Asia

2003 - 2006*

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[Active]  Jet Asia Airways

2011 - date

^ Comments : Jet Asia was stablished in Dec2009. Awarded its air operator’s certificate in Oct2010. Launched charter services on 17Sep2011

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[Active]  JetGo International

2007* - date

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[Began?]  Journey Jet

(2012)

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[Restarting]  Kan Air (Kannithi Aviation)

2010 - 2017

^ Comments : Kannithi Aviation Co. Ltd, operating as Kan Air, was founded in 2010. It is a domestic airline & operates charter and scheduled services throughout northern part of the country and it announced the plans of expanding its operations into southern regions as well as to Bangkok. At the moment its main base is Chiang Mai International airport, Chiang Mai. Kan Air has ceased all operations as of 21Apr2017 after being forced to ground its aircraft due to technical difficulties

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[Began?]  Kings Sky Diamond Airline

(2011)

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[Active]  K-Mile Air

2006 - date

^ Comments : K-Mile Air operations started on 30Jun2006. International and domestic cargo from Bangkok Suvamabhumi International

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[Began?]  Krabi Airlines

(2009*)

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[Active]  Legacy Air

2012* - date

^ Comments : Legacy Air was founded in 2009

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[Inactive]  Maranphal Airways (MP Airways)

1960s

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[Began?]  Mastertech Airline

(2012)

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[Active]  Minebea Aviation

2002* - date

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[Active]  Mjets (Minor Aviation)

2006 - date

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[Began?]  Nakhon Chiangmai Air

(2011)

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[Began?]  National Air Charter

(2015)

^ Comments : National Air Charter looking to operate A320-200s

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[Began?]  Neo Siam Airways

(2007*)

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[Active]  NewGen Airways (Sabaidee Airways)

2014 - date

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[Began?]  Nine Star Airways

(2015)

^ Comments : Nine Star Airways intend to offer premium charter operations using two A320-200 aircraft

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[Active]  Nok Air

2006 - date

^ Comments : SkyAsia was formed in Feb2004, Started operations on 23Jul2004 & changed its name to Nok Airlines on 16Jan2006

^ Genealogy : SkyAsia >Nok Air

[Inactive]  Nok-Mini

2010* - 2014

^ Comments : SGA Airlines started operations in Oct2002. JV between Nok Air & Siam General Aviation, SGA Airlines was branded as Nok-Mini, to foster a closer association with Nok Airlines

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[Active]  NokScoot

2015 - date

^ Comments : NokScoot secured its Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) from the Thai Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) on 30Oct2014 & commenced operations on 20May2015

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[Active]  Northern Aviation Service

2008* - date

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[Began?]  Olympic Aviation Services

(2014)

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[Inactive]  One-Two-GO (1-2-Go)

2003 - 2009

^ Comments : One-Two-GO was previously known as Cambodian International Airlines (1992*-1995)), but had to leave Cambodia. Udom Tantiprasongchai bought two B.727 -200s and used them from the end of 1995 for air operations under the name Orient ExpressAir. Started operations on 03Dec2003 & was integrated into Orient Thai Airlines in Jul2010

^ Genealogy : One-Two-GO >>Orient Thai Airlines

[Began?]  Onyx Airlines

(2004)

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[Began?]  Orient ExpressAir

1995 - 1995*

^ Comments : One-Two-GO was previously known as Cambodian International Airlines (1992*-1995)), but had to leave Cambodia. Udom Tantiprasongchai bought two B.727 -200s and used them from the end of 1995 for air operations under the name Orient ExpressAir. Started operations on 03Dec2003 & was integrated into Orient Thai Airlines in Jul2010

^ Genealogy : Cambodian International Airlines >Orient ExpressAir >Orient Thai Airlines

[Active]  Orient Thai Airlines

1995 - date

^ Comments : One-Two-GO was previously known as Cambodian International Airlines (1992*-1995)), but had to leave Cambodia. Udom Tantiprasongchai bought two B.727 -200s and used them from the end of 1995 for air operations under the name Orient ExpressAir. Started operations on 03Dec2003 & was integrated into Orient Thai Airlines in Jul2010

^ Genealogy : Cambodian International Airlines >Orient ExpressAir >Orient Thai Airlines

[Inactive]  P.C. Air

2011 - 2012

^ Comments : P.C. Air was founded by Piyo Chantraporn and Chatrawiwat Klumkomol. Received its operating licence on 28Dec2010. Operated its maiden flight, between Bangkok and Surat Thani, on 15Dec2011 & ceased operations on 22Oct2012

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[Inactive]  Pbair

1997 - 2009

^ Comments : PBair was founded on 21Nov1990 by Piya Bhirom Bhakdi of Boon Rawd Brewery. Originally used for flights for brewery staff only. Ceased operations in Nov2009

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[Began?]  Phetchabun Airlines

(2006)

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[Inactive]  Phuket Air (Suvamabhumi Airlines)

2001 - 2012

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[Status?]  Pioneer Cargo Airlines (Pioneer Air Cargo)

2002* - 2005*

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[Began?]  Platinum Airways

(2008)

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[Inactive]  PMC

1980 - 1984

^ Comments : PMC was a DC47 operator

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[Renamed]  POAS (Pacific Overseas Airlines (Siam))

1947 - 1951

^ Comments : POAS was formed in May1947

^ Genealogy : POAS + (SAC) Siamese Airways =>Thai Airways (TAC) >>Thai Airways International

[Active]  Premium Airlines

2013 - date

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[Inactive]  Princess Airlines

1996* - 1996*

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[Began?]  Quality Airways

(2010)

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[Active]  R Airlines

2013 - date

^ Comments : R Airlines was founded in 2012 & launched its inaugural charter flight between Bangkok and Gaya, Bihar, India on 24Jan2013

^ Genealogy : Sunny Airways >R Airline

[Renamed]  Royal Aviation Support

2002* - 2008

^ Comments : Royal Skyways was formed in 2002 as Royal Aviation Support & renamed in Jul2008

^ Genealogy : Royal Aviation Support >Royal Skyways

[Began?]  Royal Orchid Airlines

(2007)

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[Active]  Royal Skyways

2008 - date

^ Comments : Royal Skyways was formed in 2002 as Royal Aviation Support & renamed in Jul2008

^ Genealogy : Royal Aviation Support >Royal Skyways

[Began?]  Sabai Airlines (Spark Air )

(2006)

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[Renamed]  SAC (Siamese Airways Company)

1947 - 1951

^ Comments : Aerial Transport of Siam Company (ATSC) was re-organised and renamed to Siamese Airways. SAC began operations on 01Mar1947

^ Genealogy : POAS + (SAC) Siamese Airways =>Thai Airways (TAC) >>Thai Airways International

[Renamed]  Sahakol Air

1968 - 1989

^ Comments : Bangkok Airways was founded in 1968 & operations started on 30Jun1986 as Sahakol Air

^ Genealogy : Sahakol Air >Bangkok Airways

[Began?]  Sawasdee Airways

(2007)

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[Began?]  SEA Aviation

(2014)

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[Active]  SFS Aviation

2009 - date

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^ Genealogy : Si-Chang Flying Service >SFS Aviation

[Inactive]  SGA Airlines (Siam General Aviation)

2002 - 2014

^ Comments : SGA Airlines started operations in Oct2002. JV between Nok Air & Siam General Aviation, SGA Airlines was branded as Nok-Mini, to foster a closer association with Nok Airlines

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[Inactive]  Siam Air

2014 - 2017

^ Comments : Siam Air was founded in 2014 its first flight serviced to Hong Kong in Oct2014..Temporarily suspended operations in May2017

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[Began?]  Siam Express Airways

(2006)

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[Status?]  Siam International Aviation

1999* - 1999*

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[Active]  Siam Land Flying (Medical Wings)

1995 - date

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[Began?]  Siam World Airways

(2008)

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[Began?]  SiamJet Airlines

(2015)

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[Renamed]  Si-Chang Flying Service

1991* - 2009

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^ Genealogy : Si-Chang Flying Service >SFS Aviation

[Inactive]  Sky Eyes Airways

1996* - 2009*

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[Inactive]  Sky of Siam

1969* - 1984

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[Renamed]  SkyAsia

2004 - 2006

^ Comments : SkyAsia was formed on 10Feb2004, started operations on 23Jul2004 & changed its name to Nok Airlines on 16Jan2006

^ Genealogy : SkyAsia >Nok Air

[Began?]  Skylar Airways

(2015)

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[Inactive]  SkyStar Airways

2006 - 2009

^ Comments : SkyStar Airways was founded in 2005 & commenced operations on 16Jun2007. Ceased operations on 03Jan2009 after not paying any of the staff salary for six months after Sep2008. International and domestic charter services out if Bangkok Don Muang International

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[Began?]  Small Planet Airlines Thailand

(2015)

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[Active]  Solar Air

2010 - date

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[Began?]  Southern Airways

(2007)

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[Active]  SouthWings Thailand

2011 - date

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[Began?]  Sukhothai Airways

(2004)

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[Began?]  Sun Freight Logistic

(2007)

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[Inactive]  Sunny Airways

2011 - 2012

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^ Genealogy : Sunny Airways >R Airline

[Began?]  T.A.G. Airline Co

(2008)

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[Status?]  TFS (Thai Freighter Services)

**** - ****

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[Inactive]  Thai Aerospace Company

1998 - 1998

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[Inactive]  Thai Air Cargo

2005 - 2006

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[Active]  Thai AirAsia

2004 - date

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[Active]  Thai AirAsia X

2014 - date

^ Comments : Thai AirAsia Xs' inaugural flight was on 17Jun2014

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[Renamed]  Thai Airways (TAC)

1951 - 1988

^ Comments : [Thai Airways International was established on 24Aug1959 to operate international services. The carrier's first revenue flight was on 01May1960. Thai Airways Company (TAC) merged into Thai Airways International on 01Apr1988. First operator of Shorts 360 Adv in 1986. International and regional passenger and cargo airline that is the flag carrier of Thailand]

^ Genealogy : POAS + (SAC) Siamese Airways =>Thai Airways (TAC) >>Thai Airways International

[Active]  Thai Airways International

1960 - date

^ Comments : Thai Airways International was established on 24Aug1959 to operate international services. The carrier's first revenue flight was on 01May1960. Thai Airways Company (TAC) merged into Thai Airways International on 01Apr1988. First operator of Shorts 360 Adv in 1986. International and regional passenger and cargo airline that is the flag carrier of Thailand.

^ Genealogy : Thai Airways (TAC) >>Thai Airways International

[Active]  Thai Aviation Services

1987 - date

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[Active]  Thai Express Air

2014 - date

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[Renamed]  Thai Flying Helicopter Service

2013* - 2014

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^ Genealogy : Thai Flying Helicopter Service >Hevilift TFHS Co.

[Active]  Thai Flying Services

1978 - date

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[Inactive]  Thai Global Airlines

2007 - 2008

^ Comments : Thai Global Airlines ceasd operations on 05Jan2008. International cargo services

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[Active]  Thai Lion Air

2013 - date

^ Comments : Thai Lion Air was founded & its inauguaral flight was on 04Dec2013

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[Began?]  Thai Lite

(2011)

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[Inactive]  Thai Pacific Airlines

2003 - 2004

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[Active]  Thai Regional Airlines

2011* - date

^ Comments : Thai Regional Airlines was founded in Aug2011

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[Inactive]  Thai Sky Airlines

2005 - 2007

^ Comments : Thai Sky Airlines was founded in 2005. International scheduled passenger services

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[Active]  Thai Smile

2012 - date

^ Comments : Thai Smile was known as Thai Wings prior to start, Launched services on 07Jul2012 with a flight from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport to Macau

^ Genealogy : Thai Wings >Thai Smile

[Began?]  Thai Star Airlines

(2007)

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[Began?]  Thai Tiger Airways

(2011)

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[Began?]  Thai Tour & Trans Airways

(2014)

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[Active]  Thai VietJetAir

2014 - date

^ Comments : Thai VietJetAir began operations on 05Dec2014

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[Renamed]  Thai Wings

(2012)

^ Comments : Thai Smile was known as Thai Wings prior to start, Launched services on 07Jul2012 with a flight from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport to Macau

^ Genealogy : Thai Wings >Thai Smile

[Inactive]  ThaiJet

2003 - 2004

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[Inactive]  Trans-Asiatic Airlines (Siam)

1947 - 1950

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[Inactive]  Tropical Sea Air

1987 - 1993

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[Inactive]  U Airlines

2012 - 2014*

^ Comments : U Airlines was founded on 01Apr2012 as a successor to the failed Crystal Thai Airlines start-up project with Mr. Serm Srisuwan as the President of the company. Inaugural flight was on 16Sep2012

^ Genealogy : Crystal Thai Airlines >U Airlines

[Active]  United Offshore Aviation

2014 - date

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[Renamed]  Varan Air-Siam

(1965*)

^ Comments : Air Siam was formed as Varan Air-Siam on 15Sep1965 by the Thai Royal Family. Overcapacity caused the financial loss in Sep1976 the operations could not be sustained and the company declared bankruptcy

^ Genealogy : Varan Air-Siam >Air Siam

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