At a press briefing staged on Monday (10 April 2017), the presidents of Bangkok Airways and Thai Airways announced they had reached an agreement to code-share flights on some routes. The two said the accord would cement a partnership first established in 2003 and they were also pleased to bring news of a further strengthening of ties.
THAI boss Usanee Sangsingkeo said the code-share accord would provide the utmost convenience for passengers when transferring between flights operated by the two airlines. She added that from the commercial side the principle benefit would be more seamless marketing options.
Puttipong Prasarttong-osoth is Bangkok Airways’ president and he added that forging code-shares with long-haul airlines helped passengers reach their final destinations in Thailand and Southeast Asia with the minimum of fuss. The Thai boutique airline’s tie-up with THAI is the twenty-second such agreement it has in place.
Code-sharing will apply to Bangkok Airways routes from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport to Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Mae Hong Son, Lampang, Sukhothai, Koh Samui, Krabi and Phuket. It is also valid for the carrier’s flights between Koh Samui and Phuket as well as Bangkok routes to the international destinations of Siem Reap in Cambodia, Luang Prabang in Laos, Danang in Vietnam and the Maldives.