One-Two-GO Airlines

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One-Two-GO Airlines
วัน ทู โก แอร์ไลน์
One Two Go logo.svg
IATA
OG
ICAO
OTG
Callsign
THAI EXPRESS
Founded 2003
Commenced operations December 3, 2003 (2003-12-03)
Ceased operations July 2010 (2010-07) (integrated into Orient Thai Airlines)
Operating bases Don Mueang International Airport
Fleet size 8
Destinations 7
Company slogan "Do it by Heart"
Parent company Orient Thai Airlines
Headquarters Don Mueang, Bangkok, Thailand
Key people Udom Tantiprasongchai (Chairman)
Website www.flyorientthai.com

One Two Go Airlines Co. Lte[1] (Thai: วัน-ทู-โก แอร์ไลน์) was a low-cost airline based in Don Mueang, Bangkok, Thailand.[2] Following the crash of OG 269 in Phuket, Thailand on September 16, 2007, One-Two-GO was banned from flying in European Union nations due to safety concerns.[3] Its main base was Don Mueang International Airport, Bangkok.[4] Always owned and managed by Orient Thai Airlines and owned by CEO Udom Tantiprasongchai and his wife Nina Tantriprasongchai, the One-Two-GO brand was retired in July 2010, and the aircraft re-branded as Orient Thai Airlines.

History[edit]

The airline started operations on 3 December 2003.[4]

On April 8, 2009, the European Commission added One-Two-GO Airlines to its blacklist of airline operators banned from entering European airspace.[5]

Former destinations[edit]

One-Two-GO Airlines served domestic destinations Chiang Rai and Phuket from their base at Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok.

Former fleet[edit]

A One-Two-GO Boeing 757 in storage at the Victorville Airport.(Registration Number: HS-DTA)
A One-Two-GO MD-82.(Registration Number: HS-OMC)

The One-Two-GO Airlines fleet consisted of the following aircraft:[6]

The airline was in negotiations with Japan Airlines to purchase several used MD-80s aircraft for expansion.[7] This never happened.

Incidents and accidents[edit]

  • On September 16, 2007, One-Two-GO Airlines Flight 269, an McDonnell Douglas MD-82 flying from Bangkok with 123 passengers and seven crew members, crashed in strong winds and heavy rain after attempting to land at Phuket International Airport. The aircraft was mostly destroyed in the blazing inferno that soon developed after the crash as the fuselage tore in two. 89 people were killed. 45 of the dead were tourists.[8] Thai aviation officials initially claimed that weather was a probable factor.[9][10] The cause of the crash was later determined to be multiple flight crew errors caused by systemic failures including corruption and lack of training at One-Two-GO and within Thailand's Civil Aviation Authority, Department of Civil Aviation.[11]

Three years after the crash, the British Coroner's Inquest examining the cause of the British nationals' deaths[12] cited the "flagrant disregard for passenger safety" at One-Two-GO and said "the primary failure so far as I am concerned relates to the corporate culture which prevailed both One-Two-Go Airlines and Orient Thai Airlines prior to and following the air crash."

References[edit]

  1. ^ "STATUS OF THE INQUIRY INTO THE ACCIDENT OF ONE TWO GO AIRLINES FLIGHT OG 269." (Archive) Royal Thai Embassy of Singapore. Retrieved on 6 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Contact Us." One-Two-GO Airlines. Retrieved on 4 March 2010.
  3. ^ "EU Bans Thai, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Benin Airlines From EU". Online.wsj.com. 
  4. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-10. p. 59. 
  5. ^ "EUROPA - Press Releases - Commission updates the list of airlines banned from European airspace". Europa.eu. 2009-04-08. Retrieved 2012-05-16. 
  6. ^ "One-Two-Go Fleet". Ch-aviation.ch. Retrieved 2012-05-16. 
  7. ^ "One-Two-Go to purchase ex-JAL MD-80's". Flightglobal.com. 2007-07-12. Retrieved 2012-05-16. 
  8. ^ "Scores killed in Thai plane crash". BBC News. 16 September 2007. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  9. ^ [1][dead link]
  10. ^ "Crash airline has history of safety doubts". The Australian. 
  11. ^ "ONE-TWO-GO AIRLINES Pilot error blamed for crash". Bangkok Post. 2008-07-21. Retrieved 2008-07-21. 
  12. ^ SPG Fisher HM Coroner (2011). HM Coroner's Summary into the 8 Inquests of an Air Accident that Occurred on the One-Two-GO Airlines (PDF). Retrieved July 14, 2011. 

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