Thai AirAsia introduces direct daily flights from Chiang Mai to Singapore Launch of new route provides better connectivity to/from two of ASEAN’s popular tourist destinations
Thai AirAsia yesterday launched its Chiang Mai hub with new daily direct flights from the northern Thai city to Singapore. The introduction of this new route is yet another important milestone for AirAsia as guests can now look forward to better connectivity to Northern Thailand. Chiang Mai is also linked to Bangkok, Hat Yai, Phuket and Kuala Lumpur via direct flights.
“We are very confident that the Chiang Mai hub will receive positive response as there is a huge demand from Singaporeans as they visit the attractive city and also travel onward to other popular destinations in Thailand. People from Chiang Mai will also benefit from this new service as Singapore is renowned as a shopping paradise, leisure centre and food haven. The new route is a significant achievement for us, as it signifies our drive and commitment in expanding our network, providing an extensive choice of destinations to our guests. With AirAsia’s excellent connectivity and low fares, communities in both Thailand and Singapore and the rest of the Asean region will now get to enjoy greater reach to many places and see more of the world with utmost convenience. With the introduction of this route, our Singaporean guests can now reach Chiang Mai in 2 hours and 50 minutes without the hassle of transiting in Bangkok”, says Tassapon Bijleveld, CEO of Thai AirAsia.
Chiang Mai is well known for its natural beauty of waterfalls, mountains and lush landscape. The northern city is also a center for artistic talent, with vibrant night markets, handicrafts and many individual artist boutiques. Chiang Mai is home to the famous Thai-born panda, Lin Ping, who resides in Chiang Mai Zoo. All of these unique qualities of the city serve as good reasons for people to visit. Currently, around 5 million people explore Chiang Mai every year and the numbers are still growing.
“This is really great news for Chiang Mai and with greater accessibility to the city, there is no doubt that we can expect an increase in tourism and more people to visit the charming destination”, says Porntip Makornpan, Director of Tourism Authority of Thailand in Singapore.
To celebrate the opening of the new route, AirAsia’s “Simply Incredible Deals” offers a special all-inclusive one-way fare of 1,350 THB one-way from Chiang Mai to Singapore. 950 THBBook your ticket today until the end of January 2011 for travel on 14 Feb-31 March 2011. For more information and to book online, please visit www.airasia.com.