Air Andaman was an airline based in Bangkok, Thailand. It was a regional carrier operating a small network of domestic and international services, as well as charter flights. The airline ceased all operations in 2004.
IATA Code: 2Y
ICAO Code: ADW
Callsign: Air Andaman
The airline was established in 2000 and started operations on October 29, 2000. It was one of several new carriers formed to take advantage of the deregulation of the air transport industry in Thailand and the Thai government's "Open Skies" policy, which came into effect on September 1, 2000. Air Andaman's services included a domestic route between Bangkok and Phuket and flights to Singapore. In 2003-04 it had an extensive network with 13 regional destinations served from Bangkok and Chiang Mai. But by the end of 2004, the airline was defunct. In March 2006, Thailand's Civil Aviation Department said it was withdrawing the airline's license. The airline's major shareholders were Atichart Athakravi and Prathip Boonprasom, who in March 2006 was planning a comeback with German investor Hubert Joseph Trunser and Swiss investor Bernan Luthee in a joint venture called Asian Aerospace Service. The new airline aimed to run chartered flights from Bangkok with two Jetstream aircraft.
The Air Andaman fleet consisted of the following aircraft (at 2003-04):
3 Fokker 50 based in Bangkok
2 BAe Jetstream 31 based in Chiang Mai
Sritama, Suchat (March 7, 2006) "Phuket Air angles for new name, license, The Nation (Thailand)The Nation.
Air Andaman fleet history at http://www.thai-aviation.net Thai-Aviation.net
Category:Defunct airlines of Thailand Category:Airlines established in 2000 Category:Airlines disestablished in 2004 Category:2004 disestablishments in Thailand Category:Companies based in Bangkok Category:Thai companies established in 2000