EVA Air to share code with Thai Airways

EVA Airways (????), one of Taiwan's top international carriers, will begin code sharing flights with Thai Airways at the end of this month to provide more convenient flight services to passengers.

Under the arrangement, EVA Air and Thai Airways will code share 26 EVA Air and seven Thai Airways flights between Taipei and Bangkok per week starting on Oct. 30, according to the two airlines' websites.

The Taiwanese carrier said the move will give its customers more options on the route.

Thai Airways will also code share all of EVA Air's flights between Taiwan and North America, the airline said.

North America has long been one of EVA Air's major markets, and the airline will soon further expand service to the region when it launches direct flights to Chicago on Nov. 2.

Once that new route begins, EVA air will offer a total of 80 flights a week to eight destinations in North America, according to the airline.

EVA Air said teaming up with Thai Airways will help it take advantage of the Thai carrier's broad network in the Southeast Asian market to provide Thai Airways passengers with more transit options through Taiwan to North America.

The code sharing will also help Thai Airways expand its reach into the North American market, the Taiwanese carrier said.

Both airlines are members of the Star Alliance, one of the major airline partnerships in the global market, and that relationship led EVA Air to seek a partnership with Thai Airways by launching code sharing services.

EVA Air said on its website that it now offers 18,500 flights a day to almost 1,330 destinations in 192 countries through the Star Alliance.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel