Qatar Airways yesterday announced the launch of its frequent flyer programme partnership with its longstanding codeshare partner, Bangkok Airways. Qatar Airways Privilege Club members can now earn and redeem Qmiles on all flights operated by Bangkok
Bangkok Airways FlyerBonus members can also earn and redeem FlyerBonus points on eligible Qatar Airways flights. Both programmes require members to provide their membership card upon reservation or check-in.
Bangkok Airways vice president Fleet and Network Management, Jirapon Hirunrat, said: “Enhancing reciprocal reward benefits for our FlyerBonus members will enable us to deliver a seamless experience when flying domestically and internationally across the combined networks of Bangkok Airways and Qatar Airways. We believe that this partnership will bring significant benefits to passengers of both Airlines.”
Qatar Airways chief commercial officer, Ehab Amin, said: “This reciprocal relationship between Privilege Club and FlyerBonus is a natural extension of the highly productive relationship that we have enjoyed with Bangkok Airways since our codeshare partnership began in May 2013. We are delighted to be able to extend the range of benefits available to our Privilege Club members, through our relationship with this trusted partner.”
Qatar Airways will be also adding many more destinations to its network in 2017 and 2018, including Canberra, Australia; St. Petersburg, Russia and Cardiff, UK. The national carrier of Qatar is one of the fastest-growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world. Now celebrating its twentieth year of operations, Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of more than 200 aircraft flying to business and leisure destinations across six continents.
To meet increased demand for popular Thailand destinations from holiday-makers, Qatar Airways will be launching direct flights to Chiang Mai and Pattaya on December 12, 2017 and January 28, 2018, respectively. The airline already serves Thailand with multiple daily flights from Doha to Bangkok and Phuket, with daily flights to Krabi commencing December 1.
The award-winning airline has received a number of accolades this year, including ‘Airline of the Year’ by the prestigious 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards, which was held at the Paris Air Show. This is the fourth time that Qatar Airways has been given this global recognition. In addition to being voted ‘World’s Best Airline’ by travellers from around the world, Qatar’s national carrier also won a raft of other major awards at the ceremony, including ‘Best Middle East Airline,’ ‘World’s Best Business Class’ and ‘World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge.’
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