Products and services of the Company can be divided into core businesses and segments as follow
We provide full-service scheduled flights in a premium level to both business and leisure travelers.
As of 31 December 2015, we operated a route network (“PG Route Network”) covering 23 scheduled destinations (excluding Bangkok) in 10 countries (including Thailand). Additionally, with destinations covered in our code-share arrangements extended our route network to cover 20 international destinations in seven countries (excluding Thailand).
Our PG Route Network focuses on short-haul routes to airports around leisure and cultural destinations, typically operating within a radius of up to 3,120 kilometers and a flight duration of up to five hours. Through our code-share and other cooperative arrangements (“Extended Route Network”) with other airlines, we are able to extend our reach to passengers originating from destinations including Europe, Asia, and Australia. We also reach passengers in China through our charter flights.
The map below illustrates PG operating routes including our code-share network as of December 31, 2015.
Airline Cooperation Arrangements
Airline Cooperation Arrangements can be grouped in Interline Cooperation Agreement and Code Share Agreement. These interline and code-share arrangements enable us to access broader international markets and serve additional long-distance passengers with out operating our own long-distance international flights and having to invest in long-haul fleet. We believe that code-share arrangements are a cost-effective means to expand the scope of our passenger services and enhance our image in the international market.
Through our hubs at Suvarnabhumi International Airport, the Samui Airport, and Chiang Mai Airport, we are able to provide efficient same airport transfer for passengers of our code-share and interline flights and to connect them to regional and domestic destinations that are part of our PG Route Network, as compared to Thailand’s other airlines based on the Don Mueang Airport. This is because passengers do not need to travel from the Suvarnabhumi International Airport to the Don Mueang Airport for flight transfers.
We typically seek code - share arrangements that would either increase our passenger traffic on our PG Route Network or add desirable destinations to our Extended Route Network. Our code-share arrangements enable us to access connecting passenger traffic from other airlines traveling from various international destinations in Europe, Asia, Australia and elsewhere.