Emirates has begun codesharing with regional boutique carrier Bangkok Airways, which will open up new destinations to passengers travelling with both airlines.
The agreement sees Emirates add its marketing code to 19 routes operated by Bangkok Airways throughout Southeast Asia. This will result in 14 new destinations for the Gulf carrier including Koh Samui and Chiang Mai in Thailand, Siem Reap in Cambodia, and Yangon and Mandalay in Myanmar.
Reciprocally, Thai residents in places such as Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Krabi, Trat and Sukhothai can now have access to Emirates’ extensive worldwide network.
“Emirates already offers six daily services to Bangkok, and from December four of these services will be operated by our flagship A380 aircraft,” said Thierry Antinori, Emirates’ executive vice president and chief commercial officer.
“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 Southeast Asian destinations to people around the world.”