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December Newsletter

Happy New Year from Siam Seaplane

Thank you for your continuous support over the course of last year. While 2020 was a difficult year for all of us, we kept and keep developing Siam Seaplane's high-standard seaplane service for the Kingdom of Thailand.

We would like to wish you a happy, healthy, and successful new year 2021, and hope to welcome you in Thailand soon.

This Month’s Dream Destination — Pattaya, Chonburi

Pattaya City located on the Eastern Gulf of Thailand, famous for its lively beaches and buzzing nightlife was shot into fame as a ‘must visit’ destination since the early 1980s.

Only 147km from Bangkok or 30 minutes on our seaplane, Pattaya is the closest of Thailand’s famous beach resorts from the capital. Since then, Pattaya has grown from its sandy beaches and now offers endless possibilities when it comes to accommodation and entertainment - whether solo travelers, couples, families or for business purposes, Pattaya has something for everyone.

Pattaya’s Mega Projects

The development of Pattaya City and the wider region never rests. Pattaya’s airport, U-Tapao, has plans to be turned into Thailand’s 3rd main international airport, along with a high-speed rail system connecting U-Tapao and Bangkok’s two international airports by 2026.

Travel within Pattaya City is also due for a facelift with a monorail network anticipated to start construction in 2023. This estimated 26 billion baht project through Pattaya’s downtown area will ease congestion and improve connectivity between the city and its airport.

On more recent news, a 2.9 billion baht mega-revamp of the famous Cape Bali Hai area has been approved at a public hearing between the government and private sector. This major make-over will have a terminal for cruise ships, expansion of the waterfront for a second boat pier and recreational area, monorail station, and an open commercial area connecting to the existing popular Walking Street.

And of course - Siam Seaplane intends to have Pattaya as one of our key locations!

Our Pusher

Propellers have been an integral part since the birth of aviation. The simplest kind is known as a ‘fixed pitch propeller’ meaning the blades are set at a fixed angle to either ‘fine-pitch’ for slow speeds (during takeoff, climb and approach) or ‘coarse-pitch’ for high speeds (during cruise and descent). Do you see the problem? A fixed-pitch propeller can only be efficient at certain speeds, not all speeds.

To overcome this problem came the ‘constant speed propeller’. This design allows the propeller to be efficient throughout a wider speed range by changing pitch to maintain the optimal angle of the blade through the air. A governor in the propeller’s hub maintains the optimal angle through a selected constant RPM, hence the name ‘constant speed propeller’.

Our seaplane, the Cessna Grand Caravan Ex Amphibian, is driven by this modern type of propeller.

Some of Our 2020 Highlights

2020 has been a challenging year for everybody due to the pandemic - testing individuals and businesses to adapt like never before.

Covid delayed the launch of Siam Seaplane, however we used this period to strengthen our team, work on our development efforts and expand our connections.

In 2020 we significantly expanded from the original co-founders in 2019 to a now strong team of 17 people, including our advisors.

In PR news, special mentions are that we were chosen as one of the top 3 companies to compete in the ‘Expara Innovation Challenge’ on travel and tourism, we partnered with FlowNation which is developing Thailand’s first indoor sky-diving centre, and we joined the Right to Play Foundation’s event to help inspire children’s future aspirations.

While working closely with the Thai Government throughout 2020, we have received support and endorsements from authorities such as Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), the Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy (ONEP) and the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT). We have also significantly expanded our resort partnerships.

News & Press

October 28, 2021
Thailand Game Changer
An interview with our CBO about his career, building businesses, sustainability, and Siam Seaplane.
InterviewInterview
October 26, 2021
Web Manuals
Investing in digital manuals from the start. A case study of why our COO and Operations went with Web Manuals.
ArticleArticle
August 27, 2021
Diversity & Siam Seaplane
Blog: the concept of diversity in the workplace has been gaining more attention than ever. How does Siam Seaplane address this?
ArticleArticle
August 9, 2021
Prestige Thailand
Travel feature: getting to the beach should be as memorable as being there.
ArticleArticle
August 3, 2021
June & July Newsletter
Site inspections, partner discussions and regulatory progress; explore our partner hotel deal for Phuket Sandbox
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May 21, 2021
May Newsletter
Tell us more in a five minute survey — discover Koh Lanta's best kept secret; pilots' tools and our updates.
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May 6, 2021
Hello Magazine
Our CEO shares encouragement during the COVID-19 pandemic, being a part of "9 Vivier's Ladies".
ArticleArticle
February 17, 2021
Startup.info
Re-defining transportation with seaplanes in Thailand: interview with our COO, Lionel.
InterviewInterview
February 4, 2021
January Newsletter
Warm wishes from the Minister of Tourism; Prachuap Khiri Khan, the unseen destination; and how we keep consistency in our flying...
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January 12, 2021
December Newsletter
Highlighting our 2020 achievements during a difficult year; dream destination Chon Buri; learn about: our propeller.
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January 7, 2021
Tatler Thailand
Executive Worakanya Siripidej is looking to soar to success with a new seaplane venture.
ArticleArticle
December 1, 2020
November Newsletter
Taking part in a travel innovation challenge, empowering children through indoor skydiving, learn about the PT6 engine, and more...
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November 20, 2020
Indoor Skydiving CSR Event
Siam Seaplane joined FlowNation and the Right to Play Foundation to empower children through the sport of indoor skydiving.
ArticleArticle
November 14, 2020
Expara Innovation Challenge
Siam Seaplane is one of three start-ups as part of regional VC's new program on the future of travel and tourism.
Press ReleasePress Release
November 4, 2020
October Newsletter
Our new intro video, a special deal with the Renaissance Pattaya, this month's dream destination and does it only need one pilot to fly a plane?
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October 5, 2020
September Newsletter
Our dream destination of the month, our special yacht charter offers, and the strengthening of our advisory board.
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September 28, 2020
New Advisory Board
Members include a diverse team of executives, spanning the aviation, hospitality and luxury goods industries.
Press ReleasePress Release
September 1, 2020
August Newsletter
Current international border status and our take, dream destination Samui, and: can planes fly & land anywhere?
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August 6, 2020
July Newsletter
Despite COVID, we make progress. Close collaboration with Government authorities, interesting facts & figures, and more...
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July 1, 2020
June Newsletter
Heaven on earth in Phuket, guest’s after-landing checklist, and more...
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June 10, 2020
DestinAsian
Getting around Thailand by Seaplane will soon become a reality
ArticleArticle
June 1, 2020
May Newsletter
Dream destination: Kanchanaburi, about seaplanes and the environment, and more...
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May 12, 2020
April Newsletter
Dream destination: Koh Talu, can any pilot be a seaplane pilot?, and more...
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April 24, 2020
Aero Telegraph
Our airport is on the beach, surrounded by coconut trees (in German)
InterviewInterview
April 22, 2020
taff, Pro7
Interview and flight with CBO Dennis Keller for the lifestyle show ‘taff’ on German TV channel Pro7
VideoVideo
March 31, 2020
March Newsletter
Our COVID-19 sitrep, seaplanes for delivery & evacuation, dream destination of the month: Koh Kood
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March 19, 2020
Smart Aviation APAC
Thailand’s Siam Seaplane Plans 2020 Debut
ArticleArticle
March 9, 2020
Tropic Ocean Airways USA & Siam Seaplane Sign Letter of Intent
Press ReleasePress Release
February 21, 2020
Aero Telegraph
Neue Wasserflugzeug-Airline will Thailands Inseln anfliegen (in German)
ArticleArticle
February 16, 2020
CH Aviation
Thailand's Siam Seaplane outlines operational plans
InterviewInterview
January 10, 2020
Seaplane Magazine
Siam Seaplane Thailand - Aims to Launch in 2020
ArticleArticle
November 28, 2019
CH Aviation
Thailand's Siam Seaplane targets 2Q20 launch
ArticleArticle
November 22, 2019
Matichon Online
“โอเชี่ยนมารีน่าฯ” จัดใหญ่ “พัทยา โบ๊ท โชว์ ปีที่ 8” หวังกระตุ้นท่องเที่ยวทางเรือ (in Thai)
ArticleArticle
November 21, 2019
Travel News Asia
Seaplanes in Thailand? Interview with Dennis Keller, CBO of Siam Seaplane
VideoVideo
November 21, 2019
Bangkok Post
A show for yacht lovers
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November 21, 2019
TTR Weekly
Marine lifestyle on show in Pattaya
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November 20, 2019
The Phuket News
Marine and lifestyle on display at 8th Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show
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