New Thai airline focuses on the South

Mr Dhanee says the airline will initially use Hat Yai as a hub to operate charter service.
Mr Dhanee says the airline will initially use Hat Yai as a hub to operate charter service.

A new airline plans to operate short domestic flights in the South.

Dhanee Dharapak of M-Landarch, said as a dealer of Cessna aircraft, as well as a maintenance and repair service provider for this type of plane, the company has the expertise to launch EZY Airlines.

The firm plans to raise another 200 million baht to register EZY Airlines as a new company this year, with Mr Dhanee as chief executive and managing director.

Describing itself as a flying shuttle bus, EZY Airlines will initially have only two pilots, without flight attendants or food service, he said. The company plans to use a 12-seat Cessna airplane to operate one-hour flights.

EZY Airlines already obtained an air operator licence from the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand, and acquired one new aircraft. The airline plans to obtain an air operator certificate by July.

From October, the airline plans to operate a charter flight service from Hat Yai airport.

The company plans to take delivery of its second aircraft in April 2025, then start scheduled flights in July that year, flying from Hat Yai to Phuket, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Surat Thani and Betong in Yala.

Mr Dhanee said the airfare for flights between Hat Yai-Phuket and Hat Yai-Betong is estimated at 2,900 to 3,900 baht and 1,900-2,500 baht per one-way trip, respectively.

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  • certificate: an official document or record stating that particular facts are true - ประกาศนียบัตร เกียรติบัตร
  • charter: a boat, plane, or bus that is available for hire, especially for use by a group of people; to hire a boat, plane or bus - เครื่องบินเหมาลำ, การเช่าเหมาเรือ, เช่าเหมา
  • chief executive: the person with the highest rank in a company or an organisation - ผู้บริหารสูงสุด
  • dealer: a person or company that buys and sells a particular product - ผู้จำหน่าย
  • expertise: a high level of knowledge or skill - ทักษะความรู้, ความคิดเห็นของผู้เชี่ยวชาญ
  • licence: an official document that gives someone permission to do or use something - ใบอนุญาต
  • respectively: in the order in which they were mentioned - ตามลำดับ
  • scheduled: planned to happen at a particular time or day - ตามตารางเวลา
  • shuttle (noun): a vehicle that takes people frequently between two places - รถส่งไปส่งมา

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