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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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June 4, 2017 Thai Platinum International Airlines is a planned scheduled carrier out of Bangkok Don Mueang International (DMK) [added]
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]

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Status Operating Dates

AC Aviation   

Active 2011 - date

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Advance Aviation   

Active 2007 - date

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Aero Pro   

Not started (2009)

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Air Andaman   

Inactive 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 Ceased operations in 2004 & AOC withdrawn in Mar2006

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Air Inter Transport Co   

Not started (2014)

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Air People International   

Active 2003 - date

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Air Phoenix  updated

Inactive 2008 - 2009

^ Comments : Air Phoenix was founded in 2007 and started operations in May2008 with a flight between Bangkok and Mae Sot, which was later terminated. Air Phoenix was shut down in 2009. International and domestic scheduled and charter services

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Air Siam   

Inactive 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

Air Singhara   

Not started (2014)

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

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Airmark Aviation   

Renamed 2004* - 2007

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Airservices   

Inactive 1969 - 1973

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Angel Airlines   

Inactive 1998 - 2003

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Asia Atlantic Airlines   

Active 2013 - date

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^ Genealogy : Asia Pacific Airlines >Asia Atlantic Airlines

Asia Budget Air   

Not started (2009)

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Asia Connect Airlines   

Not started (2014)

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Asia Majestic Airlines   

Not started (2011)

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

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Asia Pacific Airlines   

Renamed (2013)

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^ Genealogy : Asia Pacific Airlines >Asia Atlantic Airlines

Asian Aero Space Service   

Not started (2007)

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Asian Air   

Active 2014 - date

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

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AVA Airlines (Asia Valued Airlines)   

Not started (2011*)

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Avia-Thai International   

Inactive 1976 - 1976

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Azur Helicopter (Thailand)   

Not started (2014)

^ Comments : status changed to 'Began?

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Bangkok Airways  updated

Active 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

Bangkok Helicopter Services   

Active 2005 - date

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Bira Air   

Inactive 1968* - 1974

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Blue Water Air   

Inactive 2004* - 2005*

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Brom Air   

Inactive 1988 - 1988

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Burma Airline*   

Unconfirmed (****)

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Business Air   

Renamed 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

Chaba Airlines (Siam Global Air)   

Not started (2012)

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Chiang Mai Airways   

Not started (2006)

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City Airways  updated

Restarting 2012 - 2014

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

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Civil Air Transport*   

Unconfirmed (****)

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Coco Seaplane   

Inactive 2006 - 2008

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Crystal Thai Airlines   

Renamed 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

Destination Air Shuttle   

Inactive 2007 - 2009

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Eagle Air   

Not started (2006*)

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Erewan Air   

Inactive 1979 - 1980

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Euarng Luang   

Not started (2006)

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Flyhy Cargo Airlines   

Inactive 2003 - 2005

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Fun Flying Thai Air Service   

Active 2005 - date

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Global International   

Not started (2006)

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H.S. Aviation   

Active 2007 - date

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Happy Air (Happy Air Travellers Co)   

Inactive 2009 - 2015

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Heliluck Aviation Services   

Active 2007 - date

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Hevilift TFHS Co.   

Active 2014 - date

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

Holiday Airlines   

Not started (2007)

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Infinity Airlines (Infinity Asia Airlines)   

Not started (2012)

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Intira Airlines   

Active 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

Jaras Aviation   

Active 2012 - date

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Jet A Co   

Active 2011 - date

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Jet Asia   

Unsure 2003 - 2006*

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Jet Asia Airways   

Active 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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JetGo International   

Active 2007* - date

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Journey Jet   

Not started (2012)

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Kan Air (Kannithi Aviation)  updated

Restarting 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 12Apr2017 after being forced to ground its aircraft due to technical difficulties

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Kings Sky Diamond Airline   

Not started (2011)

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K-Mile Air   

Active 2006 - date

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

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Krabi Airlines   

Not started (2009*)

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Legacy Air   

Active 2012* - date

^ Comments : Legacy Air was founded in 2009

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Maranphal Airways (MP Airways)   

Inactive 1960s

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Mastertech Airline   

Not started (2012)

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Minebea Aviation   

Active 2002* - date

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Mjets (Minor Aviation)   

Active 2006 - date

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Nakhon Chiangmai Air   

Not started (2011)

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National Air Charter   

Not started (2015)

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

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Neo Siam Airways   

Not started (2007*)

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NewGen Airways (Sabaidee Airways)   

Active 2014 - date

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Nine Star Airways   

Not started (2015)

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

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Nok Air   

Active 2006 - date

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

^ Genealogy : SkyAsia >Nok Air

Nok-Mini   

Inactive 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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NokScoot   

Active 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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Northern Aviation Service   

Active 2008* - date

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Olympic Aviation Services   

Not started (2014)

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One-Two-GO (1-2-Go)   

Inactive 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

Onyx Airlines   

Not started (2004)

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Orient ExpressAir   

Not started 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

Orient Thai Airlines   

Active 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

P.C. Air   

Inactive 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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Pbair   

Inactive 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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Phetchabun Airlines   

Not started (2006)

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Phuket Air (Suvamabhumi Airlines)   

Inactive 2001 - 2012

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Pioneer Cargo Airlines (Pioneer Air Cargo)   

Unsure 2002* - 2005*

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Platinum Airways   

Not started (2008)

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PMC   

Inactive 1980 - 1984

^ Comments : PMC was a DC47 operator

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POAS (Pacific Overseas Airlines (Siam))   

Renamed 1947 - 1951

^ Comments : POAS was formed in May1947

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

Premium Airlines   

Active 2013 - date

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Princess Airlines   

Inactive 1996* - 1996*

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Quality Airways   

Not started (2010)

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R Airlines   

Active 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

Royal Aviation Support   

Renamed 2002* - 2008

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

^ Genealogy : Royal Aviation Support >Royal Skyways

Royal Orchid Airlines   

Not started (2007)

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Royal Skyways   

Active 2008 - date

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

^ Genealogy : Royal Aviation Support >Royal Skyways

Sabai Airlines (Spark Air )   

Not started (2006)

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SAC (Siamese Airways Company)   

Renamed 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

Sahakol Air   

Renamed 1968 - 1989

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

^ Genealogy : Sahakol Air >Bangkok Airways

Sawasdee Airways   

Not started (2007)

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SEA Aviation   

Not started (2014)

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SFS Aviation   

Active 2009 - date

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^ Genealogy : Si-Chang Flying Service >SFS Aviation

SGA Airlines (Siam General Aviation)   

Inactive 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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Siam Air  updated

Inactive 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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Siam Express Airways   

Not started (2006)

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Siam International Aviation   

Unsure 1999* - 1999*

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Siam Land Flying (Medical Wings)   

Active 1995 - date

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Siam World Airways   

Not started (2008)

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SiamJet Airlines   

Not started (2015)

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Si-Chang Flying Service   

Renamed 1991* - 2009

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^ Genealogy : Si-Chang Flying Service >SFS Aviation

Sky Eyes Airways   

Inactive 1996* - 2009*

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Sky of Siam   

Inactive 1969* - 1984

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SkyAsia   

Renamed 2004 - 2006

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

^ Genealogy : SkyAsia >Nok Air

Skylar Airways   

Not started (2015)

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SkyStar Airways   

Inactive 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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Small Planet Airlines Thailand   

Not started (2015)

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Solar Air   

Active 2010 - date

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Southern Airways   

Not started (2007)

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SouthWings Thailand   

Active 2011 - date

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Sukhothai Airways   

Not started (2004)

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Sun Freight Logistic   

Not started (2007)

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Sunny Airways   

Inactive 2011 - 2012

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^ Genealogy : Sunny Airways >R Airline

T.A.G. Airline Co   

Not started (2008)

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TFS (Thai Freighter Services)   

Unsure **** - ****

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Thai Aerospace Company   

Inactive 1998 - 1998

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Thai Air Cargo   

Inactive 2005 - 2006

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Thai AirAsia  updated

Active 2004 - date

^ Comments : (Launched by Malayasia's AirAsia as a low-cost international and regional scheduled carrier out of Bagkok Suvamabhumi International)

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Thai AirAsia X   

Active 2014 - date

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

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Thai Airways (TAC)  updated

Renamed 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

Thai Airways International  updated

Active 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

Thai Aviation Services   

Active 1987 - date

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Thai Express Air   

Active 2014 - date

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Thai Flying Helicopter Service   

Renamed 2013* - 2014

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

Thai Flying Services   

Active 1978 - date

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Thai Global Airlines   

Inactive 2007 - 2008

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

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Thai Lion Air   

Active 2013 - date

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

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Thai Lite   

Not started (2011)

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Thai Pacific Airlines   

Inactive 2003 - 2004

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Thai Regional Airlines   

Active 2011* - date

^ Comments : Thai Regional Airlines was founded in Aug2011

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Thai Sky Airlines   

Inactive 2005 - 2007

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

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Thai Smile   

Active 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

Thai Star Airlines   

Not started (2007)

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Thai Tiger Airways   

Not started (2011)

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Thai Tour & Trans Airways   

Not started (2014)

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Thai VietJetAir   

Active 2014 - date

^ Comments : Thai VietJetAir began operations on 05Dec2014

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Thai Wings   

Renamed (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

ThaiJet   

Inactive 2003 - 2004

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Trans-Asiatic Airlines (Siam)   

Inactive 1947 - 1950

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Tropical Sea Air   

Inactive 1987 - 1993

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U Airlines   

Inactive 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

United Offshore Aviation   

Active 2014 - date

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Varan Air-Siam   

Renamed (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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