British Airways (BA) has signed a code share agreement with Bangkok Airways. From 11 June, the airline will be offering tickets on flights to Phuket, Koh Samui and Chiang Mai via Bangkok, as well as on flights between Singapore to Koh Samui.
British Airways patrons will soon be able to book tickets with the airline to fly to popular Thailand hotspots. The airline has recently entered into code-share agreement with Bangkok Airways. This will allow the airline to operate flights to Thai destinations like Phuket, Koh Samui and Chiang Mai from 11 June 2013. These services will be operated via Bangkok.
BA fans will also be able to book tickets with the operator for flights from Singapore to Koh Samui. BA already offers tickets on daily flights to Bangkok and tickets for twice daily services to Singapore.
The airline’s Bangkok flights will be moving from Heathrow Terminal 3 to Terminal 5 from October 2013.
BA hopes with its expansion of flight network to Thailand, tourists in the European continent will be keener to book tickets with carrier.
Steve Ronald, Head of Alliances, BA, said, “The beautiful beaches of Thailand will be more accessible to European tourists now that we have teamed up with Bangkok Airways. The move of our Bangkok service to Heathrow’s Terminal 5 will also serve to streamline connections between Europe and the Far East.”
The Thai airline echoed the sentiment and laid emphasis on the convenience of those seeking tickets on onward flights from Bangkok and Singapore to Thailand’s key destinations.
The carrier’s senior vice president network management said: “This new partnership will offer a smooth transit for passengers travelling from long-haul routes with British Airways to Bangkok and Singapore for their onward journey to Thailand’s key destinations namely Samui, Phuket and Chiang Mai.”