Bangkok Airways, which recently added Bengaluru as its second destination in India offering five direct weekly flights after launching the daily Mumbai-Bangkok services earlier this year, is looking at further expansion plans in the Indian market. The airline plans to start fights to Lucknow, New Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai. The airline has appointed Global Air Transport Services to represent Bangkok Airways in India as the general sales agent (GSA).
The airline currently has codeshare agreements with Thai Airways International, EVA Air, Etihad Airways, Air Berlin, Air France and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. When asked whether the airline is in talks with other carriers for codeshare agreements, Prasarttong-Osoth informed that the airline is currently in talks with Finnair, Malaysian Airlines, Kingfisher Airlines and SilkAir.
Branded as Asia’s boutique airline, Bangkok Airways offers regional services to seven domestic routes: Chiang Mai, Lampang, Sukhothai, Pattaya (U-Tapao), Trat, Phuket, Samui and Krabi and ten international routes: Hong Kong, Singapore, Luang Prabang, Phanom Penh, Siem Reap, Yangon, Maldives, Dhaka, Mumbai and Bengaluru. The fleet consists of 17 aircraft (eight ATRs, three A320s and six A319s). In 2010, the airline carried more than 2.6 million passengers throughout its entire network.