Dubai-based carrier Emirates announced this week that it had entered a codeshare agreement with Thailand’s Bangkok Airways, aiming to expand its network in Southeast Asia.
The deal will see Emirates’ code added to 19 Bangkok Airways routes across Southeast Asian cities, adding a total of 14 new destinations to the Emirates global network, including Koh Samui and Chiang Mai in Thailand, Siem Reap in Cambodia, and Yangon and Mandalay in Myanmar.
The codeshare deal also enables Emirates to provide better connectivity to passengers from Australia and New Zealand.
“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’ Executive VP and CCO, Thierry Antinori, said.
“This new codeshare agreement with Emirates is yet another important milestone and an exciting development in the continued growth of Bangkok Airways. It allows us to give our customers around the region convenient, seamless access to Dubai and onwards to the rest of the world through our extensive regional route network, direct from their local airport,” said Bangkok Airways’ Senior VP Network Management, Peter Wiesner.
A regional boutique airline, Bangkok Airways operates 31 routes to 24 Asian airports.
Launched in 1985, Emirates has codeshare agreements in place with 15 world partners. Under the new codeshare deal, its flyers can now connect to 104 destinations in Asia Pacific, including those offered by Qantas and Jetstar.