Qatar Airways has partnered with Bangkok Airways in a new rewards program. The announcement has been met with enthusiasm by both airlines. Bangkok Airways and Qatar Airways already enjoy a codeshare agreement that has been very successful for both airlines since 2013.

Beginning immediately, members of Qatar Airways Privilege Club can begin to earn and redeem Qmiles on all Bangkok Airways flights. Bangkok Airways passengers can also immediately earn and redeem FlyerBonus points on all eligible Qatar Airways flights. Both frequent flier programs will require the member to use their membership card during reservations or check-in to earn these points.

The new reciprocal frequent flier program partnership comes at a time when both airlines are experiencing a lot of travelers. Demand for flights into Thailand from the Middle East has significantly increased over the last few years, and this will provide customers with additional benefits for using these two airlines.

Qatar Airways is one of the fastest growing airlines in the world. The airline is only 20-years-old and has grown to a fleet of over 200 modern planes with more on order for the future. The company reaches destinations on six continents and will begin offering long-haul flights to Cardiff, St. Petersburg and Canberra in the near future.

Patrons of Bangkok Airways will now experience seamless transitions of flights when using Qatar Airways on their connecting flights. Passengers will enjoy the flexibility of reaching many destinations that were unavailable before and will earn points for future flights at the same time.

Adam Luehrs is a contributing writer at GET.com based in California. He likes traveling to new and exciting destinations, preferably on his credit card company's dime. When not on the road, Adam enjoys hiking around the mountains of San Diego, trying out new food and reading history books. Email: adam.luehrs@get.com.