Emirates has signed a new codeshare agreement with Thailand-based Bangkok Airways, a regional boutique airline, which is set to open up new destinations for Bangkok Airways and Emirates passengers from Europe, Australasia and South-East Asia regions.
The new agreement will see Emirates’ code added to 19 Bangkok Airways routes across a number of south-east Asian cities, adding a total of 14 new destinations to the Emirates global network.
Under the deal Emirates will aim to seamlessly connect customers to new tourist destinations such as Koh Samui and Chiang Mai in Thailand, Siem Reap in Cambodia, and Yangon and Mandalay in Myanmar.
Passengers travelling to Bangkok Suvranabhumi, Phuket, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore will be able to take advantage of Bangkok Airways codeshare routes.
This agreement also offers a choice of stopover in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Phuket for Emirates passengers travelling to and from Koh Samui.
The Bangkok Airways flights will seamlessly connect with Emirates flights from Dubai and beyond, including European gateways, and will also provide increased connectivity for passengers from Australia and New Zealand.
Thierry Antinori, Emirates executive vice president, said: “Our new codeshare agreement with Bangkok Airways will provide our passengers with increased choice, flexibility and ease of connection to different cities across south-east 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.”
Bangkok Airways operates 31 routes to 24 Asian airports.
Emirates customers travelling on Bangkok Airways will enjoy the same luggage allowance they are entitled to on Emirates, checked through to their final destination.
All Emirates’ passengers on Bangkok Airways flights will receive boarding passes on check-in at their first international departure point for connecting international services.
Emirates currently has codeshare agreements in place with 15 partners around the world.
With the new codeshare partnership with Bangkok Airways, Emirates customers can now enjoy connectivity to 104 destinations in Asia Pacific, including those offered by Qantas and Jetstar.