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Bangkok Airways joins oneworld’s Global Explorer

by on May 1, 2015
 

Fly round-the world with oneworld® member airlines and selected partners

Starting 1st May 2015, Bangkok Airways becomes the latest airline to participate in Global Explorer, the round-the-world fare offered by oneworld® member airlines and selected partners outside the global alliance.

This will be Bangkok Airways first entry into the round-the-world programme offering 11 destination in its home country Thailand as well as 13 more destinations in neighbouring countries, including Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, India, Laos, as well as Bangladesh, Cambodia, the Maldives, and Myanmar.

Global Explorer is one of the most popular round-the-world fares available, offering ease of use, flexibility, and good value for round the world travel. Fare calculation is made easier as it is based on the cabin class and the distance and you have a year to complete your journey.

With the addition of the Bangkok Airways network, Global Explorer now offers around 215 destinations across Asia with almost 1,150 worldwide.

With all the routes offered by oneworld’s member airlines, Global Explorer lets you also mix and match with another 30 or so affiliated carriers and other selected carriers to make the most of your trip.

oneworld member airlines

airberlin, American Airlines along with its merger partner US Airways, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, LAN Airlines, TAM Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, Russia’s S7 and SriLankan Airlines. 

Affiliated carriers

There are 30 affiliated carriers, including Austria’s Niki, OpenSkies, South Africa’s Comair, Denmark’s SUN-AIR, Iberia Express, Iberia Regional Air Nostrum, LAN Argentina, LAN Colombia, LAN Ecuador, LAN Peru and QantasLink.

Other airlines

Other selected airlines which are not part of the global alliance including 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.

Other options

Apart from Global Exploreroneworld offers travellers a second round-the-world fare type in oneworld Explorer, using the alliance’s existing member airlines and affiliates only.  Fares are based on the number of continents visited, rather than on the distance flown.

Also available are Circle fares for traveling through several continents without actually circumnavigating the globe and Visit passes for each continent and various specific regions, for example the ASEAN pass.

Information about Bangkok Airways

Bangkok Airways logoThailand’s first privately-owned airline and a frequent winner of industry awards, Bangkok Airways describes itself as “Asia’s Boutique Airline”.  It is rated four-stars by Skytrax, the independent industry quality rankings agency.  Its modern fleet of 29 aircraft comprises Airbus A319s and A320s and ATR 72s.  It boarded nearly 5 million passengers in 2014.  Of its 18 code-sharing agreements, eight are with oneworld member airlines.  It provides full-course meals on board, and lounges for every passengers on the ground, offering snacks and drinks.  For more details, see their website.

Information about oneworld

oneworld is an alliance of some of the world’s leading airlines, committed to providing the highest level of service and convenience to frequent international travellers.  Current member airlines include airberlin, American Airlines (including US Airways), British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, LAN Airlines, TAM Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, S7 Airlines and SriLankan Airlines, and around 30 affiliates.

For more information about the Round-the-World-Fares, is is available HERE.

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