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Bangkok Airways and Emirates announce Codeshare agreement
BANGKOK, 5 August 2015 - Bangkok Airways (PG) and Emirates (EK) recently announced the commencement of their codeshare agreement on Bangkok Airways’ selected flights in Thailand and the region.
The new partnership will enable passengers of Emirates a smooth transit in Bangkok to connect with all Bangkok Airways’ Thailand network and the neighbouring countries including Cambodia and Myanmar.
From today onwards, Emirates customers are able to book these codeshare services with Emirates.
This partnership will offer a unique advantage for Emirates’ passengers with Bangkok Airways’ unparalleled services including check-through service, lounge access, in-flight meal.
“The codeshare agreement provides passengers more choices, flexibility and convenience when travelling between major cities. We expect the codeshare agreement will offer a boost to tourism in Thailand, as well as in the region. This new codeshare agreement with Emirates will also strengthen Bangkok Airways’ extensive codeshare scheme of 18 codeshare partners including Emirates.” said Mr. Peter Wiesner, Bangkok Airways Senior Vice President - Network Management.
Thierry Antinori, Emirates’ Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, said: "Our new codeshare agreement with Bangkok Airways will provide our passengers with increased choice, flexibility and ease of connection to different cities across Southeast Asia to and from Dubai, ultimately offering a smoother, more convenient travel experience.”
“Emirates already offers six daily services to Bangkok, and from December, four of these services will be operated by our flagship A380 aircraft. This provides many options to connect to the region as part of our new codeshare. Together with Bangkok Airways, we are taking more people to more places and opening up new South East Asian destinations to people around the world. The region has some of the most stunning tourist and World Heritage sites including Schwedagon Pagoda and Angkor Wat, and these sites will now be more accessible to Emirates travellers. It’s an important partnership as we continue to expand the destinations available to Emirates' passengers.”
For more information on Bangkok Airways, including its destinations and services, please visit www.bangkokair.com.
About Bangkok Airways:
"WORLD'S BEST REGIONAL AIRLINE 2014" and "BEST REGIONAL AIRLINE ASIA 2014" from Skytrax. Also known as “Asia’s Boutique Airline,” Bangkok Airways (www.bangkokair.com) - an award winning regional airline, is a Thai airline that has been providing exceptional comfort and safety to all passengers since 1968.
Bangkok Airways flies travelers from around the world to more than twenty exquisite destinations across Thailand and Asia. Samui, Phuket, Trat (Koh Chang), and the Maldives are amongst the world’s most renowned beach destinations, while Sukhothai, Luang Prabang, Siem Reap (Angkor) are World Heritage sites.
Presently, Bangkok Airways’ fleet consists of 29 aircraft; eight ATR 72-500, two ATR 72-600, eight Airbus 320s, and eleven Airbus 319s.
About Emirates Thailand:
Emirates (www.emirates.com/th), one of the fastest growing international airlines, connects Bangkok to its Dubai hub with 42 weekly flights. Starting June 17, 2014, Emirates will be operating three flights on the A380 per day from Bangkok to Dubai. Serving 148 destinations in 83 countries, the airline reported a net profit of US$ 1.5 billion for the fiscal year 2014-2015. Emirates operates 232 wide-body Airbus and Boeing aircraft, including the world’s largest fleet of A380s, and has orders for an additional 283 aircraft. Emirates’ partnership with Thailand began in 1990 when it launched flights to Bangkok and ever since it has stimulated trade between the country and points across its network. From March 2013, Emirates will have a weekly cargo capacity of 750 tonnes each way in the belly-hold of the passenger aircraft serving Thailand. The airline has been operating its flagship Airbus A380 on the Bangkok-Dubai and Bangkok-Hong Kong route since 2009 and reinforced its commitment to Thailand with the launch of daily direct flight to Phuket in December 2012. Emirates is also the Official Airline of the Thailand Open golf tournament.
For information and ticket reservations please visit www.emirates.com/th or contact the Reservation Office 02-664 1040.
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