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Bangkok Airways and Jet Agree Codeshare Expansion
31 August 2018 | Panorama Destination

In a move that’s expected to offer more choice and convenient travel connections for passengers travelling between key destinations across Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and India, Bangkok Airways and Jet Airways have announced an expansion of their existing codeshare agreement.

Asia’s Boutique Airline and India’s premier full-service international airline respectively, Bangkok Airways and Jet have resolved to provide enhanced connectivity and seamless access when travelling throughout the combined networks of both airlines.

Under the expanded codeshare agreement, Jet Airways will place its marketing code on Bangkok Airways’ flights beyond Bangkok to Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Koh Samui, Krabi, Phuket, Sukhothai and Trat in Thailand, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap in Cambodia and Da Nang, Phu Quoc in Vietnam.

Bangkok Airways will also place its marketing code on Jet Airways’ flights beyond Mumbai to key destinations like Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Delhi, Goa and Chennai; as well as beyond Delhi to Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai.

“Jet Airways is a leading international airline with a major presence in India and across the world,” stated Mr. Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth, President of Bangkok Airways, upon confirmation of the expansion. “We are pleased to expand cooperation with Jet Airways to strengthen our respective route networks and offer business and leisure travellers with unprecedented and convenient access to new gateways,” he continued. In addition, Jet Airways’ codeshare means passengers travelling on Bangkok Airways can enjoy the boutique airline’s unparalleled services, including lounge access and in-flight meals.

Mr. Gaurang Shetty, Whole-time Director, Jet Airways, said, “This is a continuation of our efforts to offer our guests more choice and connectivity options across key markets around the globe. Jet Airways and Bangkok Airways have been codeshare partners since 2013 and with this enhancement, we will now be able to offer our guests seamless connectivity on codeshare flights to seven key tourist hot-spots across Thailand.”

The expansion between Jet and Bangkok Airways is expected to provide a major boost for tourism and trade between India and Thailand in the coming months.