Thai Airways will begin daily flights from Bangkok to Istanbul in December. Cirium data shows Turkish Airlines is the only scheduled carrier on the route – having served it since 2008 – operating twice-daily Bangkok flights.
Executives from the two airlines met in Istanbul on 2 August to commit to an enhanced partnership based around linking Europe and Asia through Istanbul.
Turkish Airlines chief executive Bilal Eksi says: “This agreement represents an important milestone for the co-operation between Turkish Airlines and Thai.
”This collaboration will enhance connectivity between the two regions, provide seamless travel experiences, and offer passengers a wider range of destinations and services through both airlines’ networks.”
Thai Airways chief executive Chai Eamsiri adds: “This co-operation will enhance the efficiencies of Thai and Turkish Airlines in terms of connectivity and route network.”