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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Bangkok Airways and Qatar Airways begins Codeshare agreement

Bangkok Airways (PG) and Qatar Airways (QR) today announced the commencement of their codeshare agreement on selected flights in Thailand and within the region. The codeshare agreement will be effective from May 15 onwards.

The new partnership will enable customers of Qatar Airways a smooth transit through Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport and onward to Samui, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Trat, Sukhothai, Lampang, Krabi, Phnom Penh, Yangon, and vice versa.

Reservations are now open for the codeshare flights.

Mr. Peter Wiesner, Bangkok Airways Senior Vice President - Network management commented: "This new partnership will offer better flight connectivity for passengers travelling from long-haul routes with Qatar Airways to Bangkok for their onward journey within Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar.

“Moreover, Thailand’s key destinations namely Samui, Phuket and Chiang Mai always have great potential which attract a large number of tourists. Therefore, 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 Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said:  “Qatar Airways’ hub in Doha is strategically placed to connect East and West, and with this added partnership, we are able to cater to passengers who wish to seamlessly connect onwards to further destinations in countries where the airline already has an established presence – in Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar.

“This new codeshare with Bangkok Airways gives our passengers greater and easier access to more points across Thailand which is one of our most popular destinations in Asia.”

For more information on Qatar Airways and Bangkok Airways, including its destinations and services, please visit www.qatarairways.com and www.bangkokair.com.