BANGKOK, December 2014 -- Bangkok Airways (PG) and Garuda Indonesia (GA) recently announced the commencement of their two-way codeshare agreement on Bangkok Airways’ selected flights in Thailand. The codeshare routes are already open for sale and the operation will be effective from 15 December 2014 onwards.
The new partnership will enable passengers of Garuda Indonesia a smooth transit in Bangkok to connect to Thailand’s top holiday destinations as well as the region’s favourites which include: Samui, Lampang, Phuket, Udon Thani, Krabi, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Phnom Penh, Luang Prabang and Dhaka. Whereas, Bangkok Airways passengers will be able to make reservation on Garuda Indonesia’s network which include: Bangkok- Jakarta, Singapore- Jakarta, Jakarta- Denpasar Bali, Jakarta- Yogyakarta, Jakarta- Semarang, Jakarta- Surabaya and Jakarta- Ujung Pandang.
Mr. Peter Wiesner, Bangkok Airways’ Senior Vice president – Network Management commented, “with the codeshare agreement allows the passengers to benefit from the networks of both airlines to travel between Thailand and Indonesia with ideal connectivity and increase travel flexibility. Besides, codeshare flights via Bangkok and Jakarta will be able to reach domestic and International points of each country.”
Garuda Indonesia EVP Sales and Marketing Erik Meijer also commented, “We are pleased to announce this partnership with Bangkok Airways which extends our network even further within the Southeast Asia. Thailand is an important market for Indonesia and through this partnership we can offer more travel options for the increasing number of passengers travelling between the two countries. At the same time, the agreement is expected to boost trade and tourism activities by making Indonesia much more accessible for Thai visitors.”
This partnership is believed to offer a unique advantage for Garuda Indonesia’s passengers who will enjoy Bangkok Airways’ unparalleled services including check-through service, lounge access, in-flight meal.
For more information on Bangkok Airways, including its destinations and services, please visit www.bangkokair.com.
About Bangkok Airways
Bangkok Airways (www.bangkokair.com), with the ASIA’S BOUTIQUE AIRLINE slogan, is the first private airline established in Thailand since 1968. Taking off daily with about a hundred flights per day from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok Airways flies travelers from around the world to more than twenty exquisite destinations across Thailand and Asia. To name a few; Samui, Phuket, Trat (Koh Chang), Maldives are amongst the hottest beach selections; whilst Sukhothai, Luang Prabang, Siem Reap (Angkor), are of the world heritage personalities, each of which possesses her unique flair.
Bangkok Airways is the only airline in Asia that has won the Skytrax’ Best Regional Airline for six consecutive years since 2004. As a member of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), Bangkok Airways continues to provide comfort at an uncompromised safety standard to all passengers towards the region’s tourism sustainability.
Presently, Bangkok Airways’ fleet consists of 27 aircraft; nine ATR 72s, eight Airbus 320s, and ten Airbus 319s.
About Garuda Indonesia
Presenting a new level of service excellence in air travel, Garuda Indonesia, the national airline of Indonesia, seamlessly connects more than 70 destinations worldwide to not only one of the largest economies in Southeast Asia, but also an array of exotic locations in the beautiful archipelago of Indonesia all at once. With close to 600 daily flights and a fleet of around 160 aircraft (the average age of which is less than five years old), Garuda Indonesia proudly serves its passengers with the award-winning "Garuda Indonesia Experience" service, which highlights Indonesia’s warm hospitality and rich diverse culture.
The airline continuously strives, through its ongoing transformation program, to provide better and more convenient services with one of the youngest fleets in the sky, which should grow to around 194 aircraft by 2015. The progress of Garuda Indonesia’s transformation program can be seen from achieving a Skytrax airline ranking as the 7th best airline in the world in the 2014, as well as winning the prestigious “The World’s Best Cabin Crew” award in 2014 and “The World’s Best Economy Class” award in 2013, also from Skytrax. Garuda Indonesia is a member of SkyTeam, the global airline alliance with 20 members, providing access to an extensive global network with over 15,700 daily flights to 1,052 destinations in 177 countries.