Bangkok Airways to participate in Oneworld’s Global Explorer
May 2, 2015:-Bangkok Airways has decided to participate in the round-the-world fare offered by Oneworld alliance. It is the first time that Bangkok Airways’ flights have been made available through a round-the-world fare. The airline’s participation would add Laos to the network of Global Explorer besides nine new airports Thailand’s Chiang Rai (CEI), Lampang (LPT), Trat (TDX), Sukhothai (THS), Koh Samui (USM), Udon Thani (UTH) and Utapao (UTP), along with Laos’ Luang Prabang (LPQ) and Vientiane-Watay (VTE).
Global Explorer, one of the most popular round-the-world fares available globally, offers simple, flexible, and great value travel around-the-world. Prices are based on the cabin class chosen and the total distance travelled. Travellers have up to one year to complete their journey. This means Global Explorer now features some 215 destinations across Asia – and almost 1,150 worldwide.
Besides all these oneworld member airlines, Global Explorer also covers a number of airlines that are not part of the global alliance - Aer Lingus, Alaska Airlines and its Horizon Airlines sister, Fiji Airways, Meridiana fly, WestJet and now also Bangkok Airways. Flights carrying the Qantas code but operated by Air Tahiti Nui and Jetstar are also included, further expanding the reach covered by this fare.
oneworld Vice-President Commercial Stephen Usery said: “We are delighted to extend the reach offered by Global Explorer still further with the addition of Bangkok Airways. Asia’s Boutique Airline matches well the quality of oneworld’s member airlines and it adds an attractive network in one of the regions most popular with round-the-world travelers.”
Global Explorer is one of two round-the-world fares offered by oneworld. The alliance’s other round-the-world fare is oneworld Explorer. This includes travel on the alliance’s existing member airlines and affiliates only. Uniquely, prices are based on the number of continents visited, rather than on the distance flown.