By The Nation
The codeshare agreement covers 16 domestic and international roundtrip routes, currently operated by Bangkok Airways : Bangkok-Chiang Mai, Bangkok-Chiang Rai, Bangkok-Lampang, Bangkok-Sukhothai, Bangkok-Trat, Bangkok-Samui, Bangkok-Phuket, Bangkok-Krabi, Samui-Phuket, Bangkok-Danang, Bangkok-Phu Quoc, Bangkok-Yangon, Bangkok-Mandalay, Bangkok-Nay Pyi Taw, Bangkok-Vientiane and Bangkok – Luang Prabang. In addition, two new roundtrip routes ( Bangkok-Phnom Penh and Bangkok-Siem Reap), pending government approval, will be included under the agreement.
Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth, president of Bangkok Airways, said: "the collaboration with Turkish Airlines will strengthen our respective route networks, offering business and leisure travellers enhanced connectivity and seamless access while in Thailand and neighbouring countries. Moreover, Turkish Airlines’ passengers travelling on Bangkok Airways will enjoy the boutique airline’s services such as lounge access and in-flight meal”.
Bilal Eksi, Turkish Airlines' general manager said: “the codeshare agreement enhances our cooperation with Bangkok Airways. With Thailand being the gateway to Asia Pacific, our passengers will enjoy greater convenience when connecting to popular destinations in the country as well as others in neighbouring countries via Bangkok”.