By Emmie V. Abadilla
Philippine Airlines (PAL) and Bangkok Airways are code-sharing to expand connections for passengers traveling between Manila and Thailand.
Their code-share agreement – effective this Sunday, October 28, 2018 – will enable PAL passengers flying to Bangkok from Manila to connect seamlessly on Bangkok Airways’ flights to Chiang Mai via Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport.
At the same time, Bangkok Airways’ passengers can travel on Philippine Airlines’ flights between Bangkok and Manila.
Bangkok Airways is PAL’s 15th code-share partner, and its fifth in South East Asia. The entry of Philippine Airlines brings the list of Bangkok Airways’ code-share partners to 27 in total.
Through this partnership, PAL passengers can enjoy easy air access to Thailand’s ancient temples, heritage sites and eco-tourism adventure spots, while passengers of Bangkok Airways can travel to the Philippines’ capital city.
Passengers on these code-share flights will be checked-in all the way to their final destination.
The two airlines plan to expand this partnership to include other destinations in Thailand – gateways to popular Thai beaches, resorts as well as other cultural and natural attractions.
“As we expand our presence across the globe, we aim to build new partnerships, new connections that will give our passengers more choices to enjoy new travel experiences,” according to PAL President and Chief Operating Officer Jaime J. Bautista.
“Our alliance with Bangkok Airways gives us a ‘win-win’ formula in terms of passenger comfort, convenience and satisfaction,” he added.
“PAL customers will be delighted to discover the rich cultural heritage of our ASEAN neighbor Thailand, beyond the well-known sights of the capital city. Passengers of our partner airline will also get to experience our 4-Star global service brand.”
“The code-share partnership with Philippine Airlines is a major milestone in the airlines’ network development strategy and a new footprint in the region,” Bangkok Airways President Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth rema4rked.