On 10th April 2017, Thai Airways International led by Mrs. Usanee Sangsingkeo – Acting President and Bangkok Airways by Mr. Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth – President signed a code-share Agreement at THAI’s Head Office to strengthen their respective route networks, to facilitate commercial sales, and to improve passenger convenience in flight connections between the two carriers.
Mrs. Usanee Sangsingkeo (second from left), Acting President of Thai Airways said that the flag carrier and Bangkok Airways have had a good long-standing relationship for more than 20 years. The two carriers entered into an interline agreement in 2003, which made possible for passengers to purchase tickets and conveniently travel on connecting flights. This new agreement has further developed into a code-share arrangement in order to increase passenger convenience on more connecting flights between the two air carriers. This also helps strengthen the Thai airline industry, supports the Thai economy, increases tourist arrivals into the country, and elevates Thailand as the aviation hub of ASEAN.
Mr. Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth (second from right), President of Bangkok Airways said that the airline continually works towards making product and service improvements for maximum passenger satisfaction. Building code-share agreements with leading international airlines will increase its capacity through the route network, but most importantly, it will make it convenient for passengers traveling inbound from destinations across the world, connecting them to various final destinations operated by the airline. Currently, the company has entered into code-share agreements with 22 leading carriers worldwide.
Bangkok Airways has taken the important step to enter a code-share agreement with THAI which is the national carrier, a leading international airline operating to 61 destinations across the world. Bangkok Airways’ current network covers more than 12 domestic and 16 international destinations with strong connections to ASEAN countries, and the airline continues to expand its route network. This cooperation will help to strengthen the relationship between both airlines as well as their respective networks, successively elevating the quality of service for Thai carriers, which supports Thailand as the aviation hub of ASEAN.
The code-share agreement will be on the following routes:
Flights Operated by Bangkok Airways
1. Domestic flights on 10 routes: roundtrip flights on the route Bangkok-Samui, Bangkok-Chiang Mai, Bangkok-Chiang Rai, Bangkok-Phuket, Bangkok-Krabi, Bangkok-Lampang, Bangkok-Sukhothai, Bangkok-Trat, Chiang Mai-Mae Hong Son, and Samui-Phuket.
2. International flights on 4 routes: roundtrip flights on the route Bangkok-Danang (Vietnam), Bangkok-Luang Prabang (Laos), Bangkok-Maldives (Malé), and Bangkok-Siem Reap (Cambodia).
Flights Operated by THAI
Roundtrip international flight on the route Bangkok-Singapore and other future routes are being considered.
For more information, reservations and ticketing, passengers may visit www.thaiairways.com or call the THAI Contact Center at Tel. 02-356-1111 or through travel agents across Thailand.
Passengers may also visit www.bangkokair.com or call the Bangkok Airways Call Center by calling 1771 24 hours a day (at a service charge of 3 Baht nationwide, for landline calls only).