The first flight of Samui Plus, PG5125 from Bangkok operated by Bangkok Airways, finally landed at Samui Airport on 15 July, the first day of Samui Plus Program for international visitors.
The first flight landed shortly after 11am with 9 visitors from the UK, Germany and France. These first visitors were all members of the media invited by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) to inspect the programme.
Samui Plus seal flights specifically for international transit or transfer passengers visiting the island under the Samui Plus programme, which was launched the same day. The schedule of the new service that enables visitors to connect via Bangkok is as follows:
Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) to Samui
Flight PG5125 departs Bangkok at 10.05 Hrs. and arrives at Samui at 11.35 Hrs.
Flight PG5151 departs Bangkok at 14.35 Hrs. and arrives at Samui at 16.05 Hrs.
Flight PG5171 departs Bangkok at 17.10 Hrs. and arrives at Samui at 18.40 Hrs.
Samui to Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi)
Flight PG5126 departs Samui at 12.15 Hrs. and arrives at Bangkok at 13.45 Hrs.
Flight PG5152 departs Samui at 16.45 Hrs. and arrives at Bangkok at 18.15 Hrs.
Flight PG5172 departs Samui at 19.20 Hrs. and arrives at Bangkok at 20.50 Hrs.