Back in 2008, one of the highlights of our trip to Thailand was flying by seaplane from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Yao Noi with Destination Air. The airline had inter-island flights between the more popular islands of the Andaman as well as a direct flights to Phuket airport. It cut down transportation times and was also a great way to see the islands from the air.
The company has since gone bankrupt and there is no longer any seaplane service available in the region. Below are a few photos of a very memorable and scenic flight between Ko Phi Phi Don and Ko Yao Noi.
Below: taking off from Phi Phi
Below: Phi Phi Don (note how construction has just taken over the center of the island…see my rant in the previous post)
About 10 minutes later we descended past the islands off Ko Yao Noi’s east coast (including Ko Hong which we would tour by boat later).
Below: the plane leaving us behind.
It was a really unique experience and a great way to see the Andaman sea and it’s islands. I’m hoping seaplane service comes back to this area one day.
Have you had any memorable flights on small planes? Love to hear about it!