More » If an airline could win awards for cuteness, Nok Air would be a contender for top spot.
The budget airline, a joint venture with Thai Airways, has embraced a bird theme ("nok" means bird in Thai) and so all of the airplanes are painted like colorful birds, flight attendants wear yellow bird outfits and they sell lots of cute bird-themed items on their flights.
With the aim of benefiting the entire air transport community, SITA has launched five initiatives to explore new solutions to some of the industry’s most pressing challenges. Our aim is to reposition the 14 airports as modern, competitive gateways that support the growth of the regions and the country’s tourism industry overall.
Technology will play a central role in achieving our vision for an improved passenger experience and SITA is a key partner in providing the state-of-the-art technology solutions required.
One of the best perks about flying Bangkok Airways is the fact that they have their own lounges in many of Thailand's airports.
Passengers can enjoy snacks and drinks and peace and quiet before boarding their flights.
Passenger numbers are growing rapidly - they're on course to reach nine billion passengers by 2025.
To cope airlines and airports need to be prepared to adopt the latest self-service and collaborative decision-making technologies.
Another benefit of flying Thai is that the airline is a member of Star Alliance.
More » Bangkok Airways calls itself "Asia's boutique airline," and though that phrase tends to confuse people, what it means is that Bangkok Airways is a small airline with limited flights, offering a higher level of service than the competition, often at a higher price.
And although it's definitely a budget carrier, you can pick most seats for free and, for a little extra, buy upgraded (larger) seats.
Nok Air also allows customers to pay for flights in an innovative way -- you can book your flight on the phone and then pay for it at a local ATM (with the reservation code the agent will give you).
Here's an overview of what you can expect from each of the airlines. It's partly government owned and is headquarted in Bangkok.