BANGKOK, December 2014 -- Bangkok Airways (PG) and Garuda Indonesia (GA) recently announced the commencement of their two-way codeshare agreement on Bangkok Airways’ selected flights in Thailand. The codeshare routes are already open for sale and the operation will be effective from 15 December 2014 onwards.
The new partnership will enable passengers of Garuda Indonesia a smooth transit in Bangkok to connect to Thailand’s top holiday destinations as well as the region’s favourites which include: Samui, Lampang, Phuket, Udon Thani, Krabi, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Phnom Penh, Luang Prabang and Dhaka. Whereas, Bangkok Airways passengers will be able to make reservation on Garuda Indonesia’s network which include: Bangkok- Jakarta, Singapore- Jakarta, Jakarta- Denpasar Bali, Jakarta- Yogyakarta, Jakarta- Semarang, Jakarta- Surabaya and Jakarta- Ujung Pandang.
Mr. Peter Wiesner, Bangkok Airways’ Senior Vice president – Network Management commented, “The codeshare agreement allows the passengers to benefit from the networks of both airlines to travel between Thailand and Indonesia with ideal connectivity and increase travel flexibility. Besides, codeshare flights via Bangkok and Jakarta will be able to reach domestic and International points of each country.”
Garuda Indonesia EVP Sales and Marketing Erik Meijer also commented, “We are pleased to announce this partnership with Bangkok Airways which extends our network even further within the Southeast Asia. Thailand is an important market for Indonesia and through this partnership we can offer more travel options for the increasing number of passengers travelling between the two countries. At the same time, the agreement is expected to boost trade and tourism activities by making Indonesia much more accessible for Thai visitors.”
This partnership is believed to offer a unique advantage for Garuda Indonesia’s passengers who will enjoy Bangkok Airways’ unparalleled services including check-through service, lounge access, in-flight meal.
For more information on Bangkok Airways, including its destinations and services, please visit www.bangkokair.com.