Air France signs new code share agreements

30 Jun 2009

Air France passengers can enjoy better air connectivity between Asia and Europe as the carrier recently signed new codeshare agreements with two Asian counterparts.

Using AF flight numbers, the airline has forged an agreement with Bangkok Airways to offer customers six new destinations: Phuket, Chiangmai, Koh Samui and Trat in Thailand, Phnom Penh in Cambodia and Luang Prabang in Laos.

These destinations will be offered to Air France customers from tomorrow, July 1 and will be operated by Bangkok Airways aircraft whose schedules will ensure rapid connections with Air France’s long-haul flights between Paris-CDG and Bangkok.

In another agreement, Japan Airlines will start codesharing flights operated by Air France between Paris and Istanbul from July 7.

The two carriers have been in a code sharing partnership since 1960 with Air France connecting Japan to 11 other destinations in Europe via Paris.

The existing agreement includes code share flights from Tokyo’s Narita International Airport and Osaka’s Kansai International Airport to Paris. The other codeshare flights connect Paris to Barcelona, Berlin, Copenhagen, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Lyon, Munich, Nice, Prague, Stockhom and Warsaw.

With the addition of the Paris-Istanbul route, the total number of destinations in Europe share by codesharing flights between Air France and Japan Airlines increases to 13.

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Gigi Onag

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