Really Cool Airlines hopes to start flying in December


Really Cool Airlines, a newcomer in Thailand’s aviation industry, is set to start flying soon after it gets an air operator certificate from the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand in December, its chief executive Patee Sarasin said.

Patee, 60, added that it had earlier obtained an air operating licence from the agency.

He said the Bangkok-based airline will be marketed as a full-service “lifestyle carrier”, aiming to offer a unique experience to passengers between luxury and budget carriers, under the slogan “We Fly the Future”.

Really Cool Airlines will operate with three leased Airbus A330 planes with a capacity of more than 300 passengers each.

With an investment of over one billion baht (RM131mil), it is aiming for inbound passengers who account for 70% of Thailand’s air travellers, Patee said.

It will cover regional routes in the initial stage to such destinations as Singapore, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Taiwan. In 2025, it will fly to Europe. According to Patee, Really Cool Airlines will focus mainly on international routes to avoid competition with well-established domestic carriers.

Its parent company, RC Airlines, was founded in March this year with a registered capital of 200 million baht (RM26mil). Patee is the founder and director while the other directors are his friends from other industries.

Patee is a former chief executive of Thai budget carrier Nok Air, from which he quit in 2017 to set up a travel platform company called Really Cool.

He said his airline is adopting new technologies and innovative ideas to help reduce costs and increase passenger comfort and safety. — The Nation/ANN

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