BANGKOK, Thailand – Bangkok Airways will launch new services and add frequency to its regional and domestic routes to enhance the airline’s domestic reach and to strengthen ASEAN connections as Thailand will enter ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015.
The new series includes Bangkok-Krabi (twice daily starting 31 March) and Bangkok-Mandalay (4 weekly flights starting 16 September) which both destinations are already open for booking. Additional services will be in place for Bangkok-Trat (3 daily flight) and Bangkok-Male (5 weekly flights starting 31 March). Moreover, all flights served between Bangkok-Phnom Penh will now be operated by Airbus A319 and additional frequencies will be added to flights between Samui-Phuket during summer.
The airline recently launched a direct service from Bangkok to Vientiane – Lao PDR, and an additional service between Hong Kong – Koh Samui. Flights to Koh Samui, Siem Reap and Luang Prabang will be seasonally adjusted. All recently introduced flights and services to other destinations will be maintained as during this timetable period.
These new routes and additional services will allow better flight connections for passengers who wish to travel within Thailand as well as in the region.
At present, Bangkok Airways has codeshare agreements with Thai Airways International, EVA Air, Etihad Airways, Air Berlin, Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, SilkAir, Finnair, Malaysian Airlines and Japan Airline.
Currently, Bangkok Airways serves eight domestic routes: Chiang Mai, Lampang, Sukhothai, Pattaya (U-Tapao), Trat, Phuket, Samui and Krabi and eleven international routes: Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Luang Prabang, Vientiane, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Yangon, Maldives, Dhaka and Mumbai.