Qantas Codeshares with Bangkok Airways
12th Mar 2014
Qantas, Australia's national flag carrier, has inked partnership recently with Thai regional airline, Bangkok Airways, through codeshare agreement. Starting March 30 this year, the two airlines will codeshare flights from Bangkok and Singapore, two of the region's top tourist destinations, to popular resort cities in Thailand.
Travelers from Australia will now find it easier to fly to Thailand's major resort destinations from either Bangkok and Singapore as they can now book flights through Qantas offices across the country.
Beginning March 30 this year, Australian travelers who want to spend their holiday in Thailand's renowned tourist destinations will no longer need to book separate tickets for their trip beyond Singapore or Bangkok, currently the only Thai destination that Qantas serves.
Australian holiday travelers flying with Qantas will now enjoy the seamless connecting flights from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Krabi, Koh Samui and Phuket or from Singapore to Koh Samui via Bangkok Airways.
Travelers on these flights will also be able to earn frequent flyer points and the convenience of having their luggage checked at the airport of their final destination.
Members of frequent flyer programs of both airlines also have the option to earn points from either Qantas Frequent Flyer or Bangkok Airways' FlyerBonus.
Additionally, customers flying with Bangkok Airways' Blue Ribbon business class will also get to use the airline's iPad mini tablet on board for free. The gadget is preloaded with the latest in entertainment contents such as movies, TV shows and music.
Bangkok Airways brands itself as Thailand's only boutique airline which flies to regional destinations across Asia in addition to its extensive domestic network. Its regional network includes routes to Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Myanmar, Maldives and Singapore.
The airline has a current fleet of 23 aircraft including six Airbus A320s, nine Airbus A319s and eight turboprops.