BANGKOK March, 2014: Bangkok Airways (PG) and Qantas (QF) today announced the commencement of their codeshare agreement on selected flights in Thailand and within the region.
The new partnership will enable passengers of Qantas a smooth transit through Singapore’s Shangi Airport onward to Samui and Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport to Samui, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Phuket.
From 30 March, Qantas customers will be able to book on Bangkok Airways services from Bangkok and Singapore to six new destinations in Thailand, including KoSamui, Chiang Mai and Phuket.*
Mr. Peter Wiesner, Bangkok Airways Senior Vice President - Network management commented: "This new partnership will offer smooth transit for passengers travelling from long-haul routes with Qantas to Bangkok and Singapore for their onward journey to Thailand’s key destinations namely Samui, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Phuket. We believe this partnership will offer a unique advantage for Qantas’ passengers who will enjoy our unparalleled services which include: free lounge access, in-flight meal and many more. I am confident that this will also strengthen Bangkok Airways’ extensive codeshare scheme as well as boosting tourism in Thailand and Asia."
Qantas International Chief Executive Officer Simon Hickey said the agreement was another step forward in delivering on the airline’s strategy to offer the best options for customers travelling between Australia and Asia.
“This partnership is great news for our customers travelling to resort destinations in Thailand. The new codeshare services will allow customers to connect to their holiday destination via Bangkok or Singapore, with more opportunities to earn frequent flyer points and have their luggage checked straight through to their final destination,” said Mr Hickey.
Qantas and Bangkok Airways are working towards a reciprocal agreement which will enable Bangkok Airways customers to book on Qantas international services from Bangkok and Singapore to Australia, and on a number of routes on Qantas’ domestic network.
The followingcodeshare services operated by Bangkok Airways will be available for booking and travel from 30 March 2014*:
Singapore – KoSamui
Bangkok – KoSamui
Bangkok – Phuket
Bangkok – Chiang Mai
Bangkok – Krabi
Bangkok – Chiang Rai
* Subject to regulatory approval.
For more information on Bangkok Airways and British Airways, including its destinations and services, please visit www.qantasnewsroom.com.au and 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 25 aircraft; eight ATR 72s, seven Airbus 320s, and ten Airbus 319s..
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