Air France and Bangkok Airways sign Codeshare Agreement

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Air France has signed a codeshare agreement with Bangkok Airways, to offer its customers 6 new destinations in Thailand, Cambodia and Laos, on flights with AF flight numbers.

The destinations concerned are Phuket, Chiang Mai, Koh Samui and Trat (Thailand), Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Luang Prabang (Laos).

These destinations will be offered to Air France customers from 1 July 2009 and will be operated by Bangkok Airways aircraft, whose schedules will ensure rapid connections with Air Frances long-haul flights between Paris-CDG and Bangkok.

Bangkok Airways has been a partner of Air France and KLMs frequent flyer programme, Flying Blue, since June 2005. Furthermore, at Bangkoks Suvarnabhumi international airport, Air Frances passenger and ramp operations are handled by BFS (Bangkok Flight Services, a subsidiary of Bangkok Airways).

Bangkok Airways, founded in 1968, today flies to 19 domestic and regional destinations. Its fleet comprises 21 aircraft including the ATR 72-500 (70 seats), Boeing 717 (120 seats), A320 (162 seats) and A319 (144 seats). In 2007 and 2008, Bangkok Airways carried 2.4 million passengers each year across its regional network.

The airline also owns three airports in Thailand: Samui (since 1989), Sukhothai (since 1996) and Trat (since 2002).

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