Bangkok Airways and Air India have recently signed an interline partnership opening connections between Air India's network and select points in Thailand on Bangkok Airways' network.
As part of the interline agreement, the two airlines will be able to check-in, receive their boarding passes on a single ticket at the first point of departure, and have their baggage checked-in through to their final destination. Both Air India and Bangkok Airways will also be able to file “through fares” on routes covering each others' networks.
Air India passengers can connect to the following points in Thailand through Bangkok Airways: Chiang Mai, Lampang, Sukhothai, Trat, Koh Samui, Phuket, and Krabi. The points outside of Thailand include Luang Prabang in Laos, Phnom Penh and Siem Reap in Cambodia.
In addition to Bangkok, Air India passengers can choose to fly to Koh Samui via Singapore and Hong Kong. Air India operates daily flights to Bangkok from Delhi and Mumbai, daily to Singapore from Delhi (twice daily), Mumbai, and Chennai, and thrice a week to Hong Kong from Delhi.
“Air India is a leading global airline with a major presence in India and across the world. We are pleased to enter an interline partnership with Air India to strengthen our respective route networks and offer business and leisure travellers with unprecedented and convenient access to new gateways. Moreover, Air India passengers traveling on Bangkok Airways flights will enjoy the boutique airline’s unparalleled services such as lounge access at available airports, in-flight meal and much more,” said Chulin Kocharoen, Vice President - Network and Product Development of Bangkok Airways.
“ One of our strategic priorities at Air India is to offer our guests the choice of flying to more places through our own as well as an augmented global network. We are happy to join hands with Bangkok Airways as part of that effort to provide our guests greater connectivity within Thailand and other countries in Southeast Asia,” added Nipun Aggarwal, Chief Commercial & Transformation Office, Air India.