Tue, 12 June 2018

Thai AirAsia to Launch Flights Between Chiang Mai and Yangon, Myanmar

AirAsia is to launch direct flights between Chiang Mai in northern Thailand and Yangon, Myanmar.

The airline will operate the route thrice weekly, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, from 11 August 2018.

Chiang Mai is an extremely important base for Thai AirAsia. The airline currently has 6 Airbus A320s stationed there and its serves 13 routes both domestic and international.

Thai AirAsia Airbus A320 taking off from Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok, Thailand. Click to enlarge.

Mr. Santisuk Klongchaiya, CEO of Thai AirAsia, said, “Yangon is a place of spirituality and culture and is one of Myanmar's most rapidly expanding cities both in terms of economy and tourism while Chiang Mai is a popular and distinct destination. This new connection should provide interesting opportunities and we are prepared to use our on-time service and new large Airbus A 320 planes to attract travelers from both Thailand and Myanmar.”

Yangon is Myanmar's former capital city and is home to many grand and important religious sites such as Shwedagon Pagoda, Kyaiktiyo Pagoda and Bo Bo Gyi Shrine. Its visitors are also regularly charmed by the British Colonial architecture, European style cafes and easy access to Bago.

Chiang Mai is one of six domestic Thai AirAsia flight bases and one of its strongest. The airline operates 8 domestic routes from Chiang Mai flying to Bangkok, Phuket, Hat Yai, Krabi, Surat Thani, Udon Thani, Khon Kaen and U-Tapao (Pattaya). It also operates 5 international routes to Macau, Hong Kong, Changsha, Hangzhou and Kuala Lumpur. The base's 14th route and the 6th international route, Chiang Mai to Yangon, starts this 11 August 2018.

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