Britons and travellers from other European countries will soon be able to book tickets with British Airways in case they need to travel to popular Thailand holiday destinations. BA has entered into a code-share agreement with Bangkok Airways, which allows the carrier to offer tickets on flights heading to top Thai destinations like Phuket, Koh Samui and Chiang Mai from 11 June 2013. The services will be routed via Bangkok.
Passengers will also be able to secure tickets with the British carrier on flights from Singapore to Koh Samui. Currently, the carrier offers air tickets on daily flights to Bangkok and twice daily services to Singapore.
Moreover, the operator has decided to move its Bangkok flights from Heathrow Terminal 3 to Terminal 5 from October 2013.
BA is hoping that with its expansion of network in Thailand, more people will be willing to book tickets on flights arriving at different Thai hotspots. The airline hopes that leisure tourists, particularly, would be encouraged to get hold of tickets. Also, the move to bring its Bangkok service to Heathrow's Terminal 5 will streamline connections between Europe and the Far East.
Bangkok Airways shared the sentiment and hoped that the new partnership with BA will result in effective and better connectivity for passengers who are booking travel tickets on flights with British Airways to Bangkok and Singapore for their onward journey to Thailand's top destinations.