CODESHARE AGREEMENT ANNOUNCED BETWEEN BANGKOK AIRWAYS AND GARUDA INDONESIA

Codeshare agreement announced between Bangkok Airways and Garuda Indonesia

Bangkok Airways (PG) and the national airline of Indonesia, Garuda Airlines (GA) recently announced their codeshare agreement on selected flights to Thailand. A codeshare agreement allows airlines to directly sell another airline’s flight using their own flight numbers. The specific routes negotiated began on December 15, 2014.

The agreement will allow Garuda passengers to make a smooth transition upon arrival in Bangkok when they have a connecting Bangkok Airways flight to Thailand’s top vacation destinations. These include Krabi, Samui, Lampang, Phuket, Udon Thani, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Phnom Penh, Luang Prabang and Dhaka.

The partnership will allow Bangkok Airways passengers to make reservations on Garuda network, which include Bangkok – Jakarta, Singapore – Jakarta, Jakarta – Denpasar Bali, Jakarta – Yogyakarta, Jakarta – Semarang, Jakarta – Surabaya and Jakarta – Ujung Pandang.

In a recent ACN newswire press release about the agreement, Mr. Peter Wiesner, Bangkok Airways’ Senior Vice president of Network Management stated, “The codeshare agreement allows the passengers to benefit from the networks of both airlines to travel between Thailand and Indonesia, with ideal connectivity and increased travel flexibility. Besides, codeshare flights via Bangkok and Jakarta will be able to reach domestic and international points of each country.”

The release also quoted Erik Meijer, Garuda’s Sales and Marketing Director, as saying, “We are pleased to announce this partnership with Bangkok Airways which extends our network even further within 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 traveling 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.”

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