A new frequent flyer partnership, Thai AirAsia’s new routes to China cities, and more.
Bangkok Airways’ Frequent Flyer Partnership with Qatar
On November 1, Bangkok Airways launched a frequent flyer program partnership with codeshare partner Qatar Airways.
The program allows Bangkok Airways’ Flyer Bonus members to earn points when traveling on Qatar Airways flights. In exchange, Qmiles members can earn and redeem their miles when traveling on Bangkok Airways flights and redeem Qmiles across Bangkok Airways’ network.
Tianjin Airlines Goes Down Under
Tianjin Airlines has launched a new route directly from Melbourne to Chongqing, also its first transcontinental air route to Australia.
Served by an Airbus A330-300, flights will depart Chongqing at 10:10 on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, arriving in Melbourne the following day at 11:40; while the return leg will leave Melbourne on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 13:40 for arrival back in Chongqing at 21:40.
Come January 29, 2018, Tianjin Airlines is set to launch a new route from Sydney to Tianjin via Zhengzhou.
Thai AirAsia to Add New Routes and Increase Frequencies to China Cities
From February 2018, Thai AirAsia will fly to two destinations in China from its hub at Bangkok’s Don Muaeng Airport, namely Chengdu and Kunming.
In addition, the airline will increase frequencies to three other Chinese cities in its network— Xi’an, Kumning, and Guangzhou—from once to twice daily.