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Bangkok and Thai the cargo knot

Bangkok and ThaiBANGKOK: August 22, 2017. Bangkok Airways and Thai Airways Cargo have signed a special prorate cargo agreement designed to strengthen their respective airline networks.

The deal enables Bangkok Airways to ship air cargo on Thai Airways to China, South Korea, Japan, Taipei, the U.K., Germany, France and Australia; while Thai Airways can use Bangkok Airways capacity to deliver shipments to Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos PRD, Vietnam, India and Bangladesh.

The airlines said the new partnership would not only offer customers access to an extensive cargo network in Asia, Europe and Australia, but also help strengthen their business relationship.

Earlier this year, Bangkok Airways signed a code share with Thai Airways to develop commercial passenger traffic and in June signed a similar deal with Hong Kong Airlines for enhanced connectivity between Hong Kong and Thaliand's second largest island Koh Samui.

Bangkok Airways officially began in 1986 as Thailand's first privately-owned domestic airline offering scheduled flights from Bangkok to Krabi, Korat, and Surin. The airline has rights to fly an extensive domestic network as well as scheduled services to Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, India, Bangladesh and Maldives.

The company has also invested in its own privately-operated airports at Samui, Sukhothai, and Trat in Thailand.

(Pictured center left to right: Thai Airways managing director Cargo & Mail Dumrongchai Sawangchareon, and Bangkok Airways senior director Cargo and Charter, Ms. Amornrat Kongsawat.)

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