The agreement sees Qatar Airways’ QR flight code on services beyond the Thai capital with Bangkok Airways to a raft of destinations giving passengers more convenient and wider access to destinations.
The domestic Thai codeshare destinations to and from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport are Samui, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Trat, Sukhothai, Lampang, Krabi. In addition, Qatar Airways will also codeshare with Bangkok Airways on flights from Bangkok to Phnom Penh and Yangon.
Customers can now make bookings to these destinations through their local travel agent, any Qatar Airways office or through the airline’s website at www.qatarairways.com
Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said: “Qatar Airways’ hub in Doha is well placed to connect East and West, and through this new partnership with Bangkok Airways we are able to cater to passengers who wish to connect seamlessly onwards to further destinations in countries where the airline already has an established presence – in Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar.”
Bangkok Airways Senior Vice President Network Management Peter Wiesner agreed: “This new partnership will offer better flight connectivity for passengers traveling on long-haul routes with Qatar Airways to Bangkok for their onward journey within Thailand [or to Cambodia and Myanmar.
“Thailand’s key destinations, namely Samui, Phuket and Chiang Mai have always had great potential to attract a large number of tourists. We believe this partnership will offer a unique service for Qatar Airways’ passengers and will strengthen Bangkok Airways’ extensive network as well as boosting tourism in Thailand and Asia.”
Qatar Airways currently operates non-stop flights between Doha and Bangkok four times daily and Phuket once a day. In addition, Qatar Airways it flies direct to both Phnom Penh and Yangon daily from Doha.