Bangkok, 13 September 2000—Thai Airways International Public Company Limited announced that commercial cooperation between THAI and EL AL Israel Airlines has been reached through the signing of a code-share agreement between THAI, represented by Mr. Veravat Chotiros, Vice President, Industry Relations and Commercial Support, and EL AL Israel Airlines, represented by Mr. Nahum Kara, Director, Marketing and International Affairs, on the route Bangkok - Tel Aviv - Bangkok.
Mr. Veravat Chotiros said, ” THAI and EL AL cooperation will enhance tourist traffic between the two countries. According to the figure from the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in 1999, 64,000 Israeli tourists visited Thailand. Also, through a cooperation, THAI is now able to offer its code-share service to a large number of Thai workers for travelling to and from Israel.”
THAI currently code-shares on EL AL three flights per week on the route Bangkok - Tel Aviv flight TG4580 on Sunday, Tuesday, and Friday. As for return flights, the airline has offered three fights per week on the route Tel Aviv - Bangkok flight TG4581 on Sunday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
Code-share flights took effected on September 1, 2000.