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
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.”
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.