Bangkok Airways and Lao Airlines announce codeshare partnership
Bangkok Airways (PG) and Lao Airlines (QV) have announced a codeshare partnership to strengthen their respective route networks between Thailand and Lao PDR, starting on 15 May.
Mr. Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth, President of Bangkok Airways, said: “The codeshare partnership with Lao Airlines is a significant achievement in the airlines’ network development strategy.”
He said: “This offers business and leisure travellers a convenient and seamless access to well-known destinations of the two countries. Moreover, Lao Airlines’ passengers travelling on Bangkok Airways will enjoy the boutique airline’s unparalleled services such as lounge access and in-flight meal.”
Mr. Sengpraseuth Mathouchanh, Vice President of Lao Airlines, said: “We are delighted to have an excellent partner, Bangkok Airways, to help expand our network which will provide customers with an enhanced network to travel between Lao PDR and Thailand. This expanded cooperation allows Lao Airlines to strengthen its own presence throughout Asia.”
Under the agreement, Lao Airlines put its “QV” designator code on Bangkok Airways’ flights, serving roundtrip routes on Bangkok-Vientiane and Bangkok-Luang Prabang.
Meanwhile, Bangkok Airways put its “PG” designator code on Lao Airlines’ flights, serving roundtrip routes on Vientiane-Bangkok, Luang Prabang-Bangkok, Pakse-Bangkok and Luang Prabang-Chiang Mai.