Bangkok Airways to Launch Chiang Rai Flights

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Bangkok Airways is to launch non-stop flights between Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) and Chiang Rai in northern Thailand.

Commencing 28 March 2014, Bangkok Airways will use an 162-seater Airbus A320 aircraft to service the route.

Mr. Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth, Bangkok Airways' President said, "We see Chiang Rai as another potential, yet competitive market in Thailand. The city has emerged as a popular northern Thailand alternative tourist base to larger Chiang Mai. Chiang Rai is a strategic gateway to neighboring countries such as the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, the Lao People's Democratic Republic as well as the southernmost part of China."

Flight PG231 will depart Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) at 07:35 and arrive at Chiang Rai Airport at 08:55, while the second outbound flight will depart Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) at 18:05 and arrive in Chiang Rai at 19:25.

Flight PG232 will depart Chiang Rai Airport at 09:45 and arrive Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) at 11:05, while the second inbound flight will depart Chiang Rai airport at 20:10 and arrive Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) at 21:30.

All passengers of Bangkok Airways can enjoy a boutique lounge at Suvarnabhumi where passengers can treat themselves to a multitude of free snacks and various choices of hot or cold drinks, free Wi-Fi internet access. There's also a kid's corner located within the lounge area that will satisfy the needs of young children.

For Bangkok Airways' business class - the Blue Ribbon Club or for any passengers with FlyerBonus Premier Membership can enjoy extra treats at the Blue Ribbon Club Lounge that offers more services such as hot meals, a personal shower room, a massage parlor, as well as a personal library room, which can also be used as a meeting room.

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