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Name: ANGEL AIRLINES
7JetSet7 Code: ANE
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: ORIENT
City: BANGKOK
Country: THAILAND
Employees 224
Web: angelairlines.com
Email: info@angelairlines.com
Telephone: +662 953 2260
Fax: +662 953 0305
Sita: BKKAG8G
Background
(definitions)

FORMED IN 1997 AND STARTED OPERATIONS IN 1998. INTERNATIONAL, SCHEDULED & CHARTER, CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

ADDRESS:
499/7 3RD FLOOR TOWER B
BENCHACHINDA BUILDING
VIBHAVADI RANGSIT ROAD, CHATUCHAK
BANGKOK 10900, THAILAND

SEPTEMBER 1998: INAUGURAL FLIGHT OPERATING 737-5H6, MALAYSIA AIRLINES (MAS) WET-LEASED. SCHEDULED PASSENGER SERVICES BANGKOK/CHIANG MAI, PHUKET, SINGAPORE, & BANGKOK.

HUBS: PHUKET, & CHIANG RAI.

CAPTAIN JOTHIN PAMON-MONTRI, CEO, EX-(TII) EXECUTIVE VP, RETIRED.

PLANS FOR +2 AIRPLANES.

OCTOBER 1998: PLANS TO EXPAND SERVICE TO VIETNAM, CHINA, LAOS, MYANMAR, AND CAMBODIA. FAIRCHILD-DORNIER 328 OPERATES DOMESTICALLY BETWEEN BANGKOK, AND UDON THANI.

DECEMBER 1998: NEGOTIATING 2ND LEASED 737-500 FROM (MAS).

JANUARY 1999: PLANS FOR NONSTOPS FROM CHIANG MAI TO SIEM REAP (CAMBODIA), CHENGDU, JINGHONG, & KUNMING (CHINA), LUANG PRABANG (LAOS), & MANDALAY (MYANMAR).

2 737-4H5'S, (MAS) LEASED, 1 TO REPLACE 737-5H6. ALSO, 1 737-300, (MAS) LEASED.

MARCH 1999: NONSTOPS TO CHIANG MAI, PHUKET AND SINGAPORE.

BY MID-SUMMER, TO EXCHANGE 1 737-400, & 1 737-500, FOR 2 737-400'S, (MAS) LEASED.

APRIL 1999: 117 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 43 CABIN ATTENDANTS (CA)).

SITA: BKK8GAG.

1 737-400 (27085), MALAYSIA AIRLINES (MAS) LEASED.

MAY 1999: SECURES LANDING RIGHTS IN CHINA.

BANGKOK/CHIANG MAI /KUNMING, & BANGKOK - CHENGDU (737-400).

AUGUST 1999: 1 ORDER (1999-11) 737-400, AND 3 ORDERS (2000-10) F28'S FOR SOUTHEAST ASIAN ROUTES TO VIETNAM, MYANMAR & CAMBODIA.

SEPTEMBER 1999: ANGEL AIRLINES (ANE) REQUESTS GOVERNMENT TO RELAX 5% MAXIMUM FOREIGN AIRLINE OWNERSHIP TO 49%, TO ATTRACT ROUTE DEVELOPMENTS.

DECEMBER 1999: 737-4H6 (27085, 9M-MML) RETURNED TO MALAYSIA AIRLINES (MAS).

FEBRUARY 2000: TO MANDALAY (737-400) (FORMER CAPITAL OF MYANMAR). IN APRIL, TO SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA.

MARCH 2000: SOMCHAI BENJARONGKUL, PRESIDENT, AND HIS FAMILY, OWN 50% CONTROLLING STAKE IN ANGEL AIRLINES (ANE), AND WILL SELL 15% TO FOREIGN STRATEGIC PARTNER.

1 757-2ZO, CHINA SOUTHWEST AIRLINES (XIN) WET-LEASED. POSSIBLE LEASE OF 2 ATR 72'S FROM TRANSASIA (TRV).

APRIL 2000: 224 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 69 CABIN ATTENDANTS (CA)).

(http://www.angelairlines.com). (info@angelairlines.com).

SUSPENDS REGIONAL OPERATIONS.

2 737-400'S REPOSSESSED BY MALAYSIAN AIRLINES (MAS), & OTHER 737-400 REPOSSESSED BY LESSOR, DUE TO NO PAYMENTS FOR LAST 3 MONTHS. CONTINUES TO OPERATE DOMESTIC FLIGHTS WITH 1 757-200, 1 DORNIER 328-100, & 1 BEECHJET 400A.

MAY 2000: RESUMES REGIONAL OPERATIONS.

2 757-200'S, CHINA SOUTHERN AIRLINES (GUN) WET-LEASED.

JUNE 2000: SUSPENDS ALL OPERATIONS.

JULY 2000: RESURRECTED BY ORIENT THAI AIRLINES (CAK), WITH OPERATIONS TO HONG KONG, WITH 1 L-1011, 229 PAX, OPERATED BY KAMPUCHEA AIRLINES (CAK).

AUGUST 2000: CHINA NORTHERN AIRLINES (SHY) MAKES 2 BIDS: FOR STRATEGIC "PARTNERSHIP" WITH ANGEL AIRLINES (ANE), INCLUDING WET-LEASING 2 MD-90'S FOR DOMESTIC OPERATIONS, & 2 A300-600R'S FOR INTERNATIONAL, OR TO MANAGE (ANE) FOR 10/+5 YEARS.

OCTOBER 2000: SET TO SIGN 10-YEAR, DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENT, WITH CHINA NORTHERN AIRLINES (SHY), AS A CODE SHARE PARTNER, WITH (SHY) BASING 2 A300-600R'S IN BANGKOK. A 3RD AIRPLANE TO BE PROVIDED AT A LATER DATE. ALL CURRENT EMPLOYEES OF ANGEL AIRLINES (ANE) WOULD BE ABSORBED BY (SHY).

OPERATES TO HONG KONG, SEOUL, TAIPEI, DUBAI, KUNMING, & CHENGDU.

NOVEMBER 2000: 1ST A300B4-622R, CHINA NORTHERN AIRLINES (SHY) WET-LEASED (733, B-2315).

DECEMBER 2000: SOME INITIAL PROBLEMS: CHINESE REGISTERED AIRPLANES ARE NOT ALLOWED TO OPERATE COMMERCIAL FLIGHTS INTO ANY TAIWAN AIRPORTS, THAI REGULATIONS DO NOT ALLOW LEASED AIRPLANES, TO BE REGISTERED IN THAILAND, AND CHINA NORTHERN AIRLINES (SHY)'S PILOTS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BE BASED IN THAILAND.

ANGEL AIRLINES (ANE) WENT THROUGH SIMILAR PROBLEMS, WHEN IT PREVIOUSLY WET-LEASED A 737-400 FROM MALAYSIA AIRLINES (MAS).

JANUARY 2001: RESUMES FLIGHTS TO CHENGDU (A300).

MARCH 2001: STILL PLANS TO ADD SERVICE TO KUNMING, OSAKA, AND SEOUL.

APRIL 2001: IN JUNE, TO OSAKA.

224 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 69 CABIN ATTENDANTS (CA)).

MAIN BASE: BANGKOK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

HUB: CHIANG RAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

MAY 2001: 1 A300-600R (PW4158) (1045), CHINA NORTHERN AIRLINES (SHY) LEASED.

JUNE 2001: SECURES RIGHTS TO FLY TO INDIA, CHINA, TAIPEI, AUSTRALIA, JAPAN, AND DUBAI. WILL COMPETE WITH THAI INTERNATIONAL (TII). OPERATES 10 FLIGHTS/WEEK ON LUCRATIVE ROUTE TO HONG KONG, AND JUST STARTED PHUKET - HONG KONG, PLUS ROUTE TO MACAU (2/WEEK), AND DAILY ROUTE TO PHUKET. ALSO DAILY PHUKET - BANGKOK - OSAKA, & IN 10/01, PHUKET - SAPPORO, AND BANGKOK - TAIPEI (2/WEEK).

1 A300B4-622R (756, B-2328), CHINA NORTHERN AIRLINES (SHY) WET-LEASED.

OCTOBER 2001: A300B4-622R (739, B-2323) RETURNED TO CHINA NORTHERN AIRLINES (SHY).

JANUARY 2002: PLANS TO ACQUIRE MORE AIRPLANES, TO EXPAND ITS NETWORK. CURRENTLY OPERATES 3 A300-600R'S, CHINA NORTHERN AIRLINES (SHY) WET-LEASED FOR SERVICE TO HONG KONG, MACAU, OSAKA, & PHUKET. PLANS TO FLY TO SEOUL, AND TAIPEI, IN 2ND QUARTER TO TOKYO, SENDAI, TOYAMA, FUKUOKA, AND SAPPORO, IN THE 3RD QUARTER, AND RESUME ITS SERVICE TO CHENGDU. STARTS CARGO SERVICE TO SHANGHAI (PUDONG).

1 DC-8-55F (246-45820, /65 62 21), MKA AIRLINES (MKA) WET-LEASED.

September 2002: Cargo flights to Shanghai (Pudong) were halted following a ban on Stage 2 airplanes at Pudong Airport.

January 2003: 777-200ER, Lauda Air (LAL) wet-leased for Chinese Lunar New Year charters, Bangkok to Hong Kong.

August 2003: Angel Air (ANE) has asked Bangkok Airways (PGB) to take over its assets and operations. The offer by Somchai Bencharongkul, owner and CEO, to Prasert Prasarttong-Osoth, (PGB) President & CEO, signals Somchai's desire to exit the airline that has run up debts exceeding THB 100 Million/$2.38 Million. Somchai has offered (ANE) free of charge, but on the understanding that (PGB) would also take on (ANE)'s debt. However, Prasert, reportedly has shown no interest in the offer - which is also being advocated by Pichet Sathirachawal, Deputy Transport Minister - because he sees the (ANE) operation as not commercially viable.

February 2004: May resume operations at end of March.

May 2005: Angel Airlines (ANE) operates cargo services with wet-leased airplanes.

(IATA) Code: 8G. (ICAO) Code: NGE.

Parent organization/shareholders: Bencharongkul family (100%).

Main Base: Bangkok International airport (BKK).

October 2005: Ceased operations.

Fleet:
(definitions)

October 2005:

0 737-300 (CFM56-3), (MAS) WET-LSD, RTND 2000-04.

0 737-4H6 (CFM56-3) (27085 RTND 1999-12), (MAS) WET-LSD, RTND 2000-04.

0 757-2ZO (RB211-535E4) (669-27511, B-2844), (XIN) WET-LSD 2000-03.

0 757-200, (GUN) WET-LSD 2000-05, RTND.

0 777-200ER, (LAL) WET-LSD 2003-01 FOR CHINESE LUNAR NEW YEAR. RTND.

0 DC-8-55F (246-45820, /65 62 21 9G-MKF), (MKA) WET-LSD 2002-01. RTND.

1 L-1011 TRISTAR.

2 A300B4-622R (PW4158) (733, B-2315), (SHY) WET-LSD (1045). (756, B-2328, 2001-06). 739 RTND (SHY) 2001-10.

1 FAIRCHILD-DORNIER 328-110 (3072).

1 RAYTHEON BEECHJET 400A.

3 ORDERS F28.

Management:
(definitions)

BOONCHAI BENCHARONGKUL, CHAIRMAN.

SOMCHAI BENCHARONGKUL, PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO).

CAPTAIN JOTHIN PAMON-MONTRI, EX-(TII), ADVISOR TO CEO, RETIRED.

PRAKOB NA SONGKLA, SENIOR VP INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS.

SIRIPORN AURLILAHAPHANT, SENIOR VP PLANNING & GOVERNMENT RELATIONS.

KRIANGRIT KENGLUECHAIBUTR, VP CORPORATE AFFAIRS.

KAMCHAENG SUIT-URAIPHAN, VP FINANCE.

 
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