Thai Airways and Gulf Air have expanded their codeshare agreement so that Gulf Air passengers can fly beyond Bangkok on Thai Airways to Hong Kong with immediate effect, and to Singapore, Tokyo and Melbourne in the coming months.

Gulf Air chief executive officer Krešimir Kučko said:

“Gulf Air has a longstanding commercial partnership with Thai Airways that we are proud of. Gulf Air passengers can now have greater choice, convenience and a seamless travel experience from Bangkok to local Thai destinations as well as international destinations in the Asia-Pacific region. Gulf Air looks forward to grow the broader bilateral relationship with Thai Airways.”

Gulf Air will start operating its latest fleet of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners on the Bahrain-Bangkok route this month.

Thai Airways president Sumeth Damrongchaitham said:

“The codeshare agreement between Thai and Gulf Air will increase our capacity through the route network and sales, as well as to make travel convenient for passengers traveling between Thailand and Bahrain in addition to the Middle East. The codeshare expansion provides more opportunities for Thai’s passengers to travel to Bahrain and the Middle East on Gulf Air. On the other hand, it also makes more traffic volume from the Middle East to Asia and Australia by Thai Airways. This cooperation will strengthen a good longstanding relationship between both airlines.”