Samui Airport celebrates 24th anniversary

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Organizing free concert for Samui residents

Bangkok Airways, led by Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth, the airline’s president, celebrated Samui Airport’s 24th anniversary May 17 under the theme “Blue Paradise Fest”, at Chaweng Reservoir, Koh Samui.

Puttipong said, “Throughout the 24 years that Samui Airport has been in operation, it has served travelers from around the globe. Bangkok Airways and Samui Airport will continue to provide good service and facilitate all passengers to our best. Koh Samui is a potential tourist destination and people of Samui themselves also welcome tourists to the island. This makes Koh Samui famous and a dream island to many people around the world.

Bangkok Airways, led by Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth (2nd left), the airline’s president, is celebrating Samui Airport’ 24th anniversary.Bangkok Airways, led by Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth (2nd left), the airline’s president, is celebrating Samui Airport’ 24th anniversary.

“Samui Airport is proud to be part of Koh Samui’s tourism development as the first door to welcome tourists to the island. On this occasion, I would like to thank all our supporters including public and private sectors, Koh Samui Municipality, hotel associations, tourism associations, the media and people of Samui for all your continued support.”

M.L. Nandhika Varavarn, Bangkok Airways’ vice president for Corporate Communications commented, “Early this year, we celebrated Bangkok Airways’ 45th anniversary by holding an event to thank all our partners, passengers and all our supporters. This year also marks a special year as it also celebrates the 24th anniversary of Samui Airport; that’s why we are organizing a concert and festival for all.”

The concert kicked off with “Welcome to the blue paradise” from Katreeya English and Ben Chalatit, and was followed by “Adventurous paradise” from Mario Maurer, Ken Phupoom and Weir Sukollawat. The third show “Ultimate paradise” was performed by Jay Jetrin, Joey Boy and Kan Ko Club. The night ended with the show “We are paradise” from Blackhead & Friend.

About Samui Airport Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth

Bangkok Airways built its first airport at Koh Samui, a major resort island in the Gulf of Thailand.  Samui Airport, located at the northern part of the island near Bo Phut Beach, began construction 1982 and officially commenced operations on April 25, 1989. The airstrip is 2,100 meters long; while the main facility is outfitted with the highest safety-standard equipment, modern communications, and open-air passenger terminals – its architecture is built to naturally blend in with the island’s surrounding flora and fauna.

On September 25, 1997, Samui Airport was upgraded into a customs airport. The resulting enhancements comprise of immigration facilities, customs services, new passenger terminals, and additional direct overseas flight routes into Samui.

Located within the airport, passengers can dine on delicious traditional Thai cuisine at its open-air Thai restaurant; send postcards to friends and family at the airport’s post office; and select memorable gifts from its souvenir shop.  The latest additional to Samui Airport is the “Soul to Sole” spa where passengers can loosen up to a traditional Thai massage before boarding their flight.

Awards Received:

1989: The Environment Impact Assessment Award (EIA Award)

1996: The Environment Impact Assessment Award (EIA Award)

1998  Asia Architectural Design Award

2006: Smart Travel Asia  “ Best Airports Worldwide polls” Samui Airport is the 4th place on the top 10 Best Airport polls

2007: Smart Travel Asia  “ Best Airports Worldwide polls” Samui Airport is the 8th place on the top 10 Best Airport polls

2008:  Smart Travel Asia  “ Best Airports Worldwide polls” Samui Airport is the 10th place on the top 10 Best Airport polls

2009: Asia Architectural Design Award

2009: Smart Travel Asia “Best Airports Worldwide polls” Samui Airport is the 10th place on the top 10 Best Airport polls

2010: Tropical Building in Thailand Energy Awards 2010, Department of Alternative Energy Development and efficiency, Ministry of energy.

2010: Smart Travel Asia “Best Airports Worldwide polls” Samui Airport is the 10th place on the top 10 Best Airport polls

2011: Tropical Building in ASEAN Energy Awards 2011 of Alternative Energy Development and efficiency, Ministry of energy.

2011: Smart Travel Asia “Best Airports Worldwide polls” Samui Airport is the 9th place on the top 10 Best Airport polls.