Bangkok Airways today announces the launch of its four new non-stop services from Chiang Mai to Phuket, Udon Thani and Myanmar (Mandalay and Yangon). The new services will begin operations from 26 October 2014 onwards.
Ms. Ariya Prasarttong-Osoth, Vice President – Sales of Bangkok Airways said, “Bangkok Airways will be operating new services from Chiang Mai to Phuket, Udon Thani, Mandalay and Yangon, as we foresee Chiang Mai is another important hub for Thailand’s tourism industry. We consider that Chiang Mai is a major commercial city in the Northern region and also a gateway to Indochina. Chiang Mai is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Thailand, attracting a large number of both Thai and foreign tourists. By utilizing Chaing Mai International Airport as another hub, it will enhance Bangkok Airways’ ability to support the growing demand for air travel when the AEC takes place in 2015. It will also allow us to provide better flight connections for our passengers who wish to continue their travel to the Northeastern and Southern part of Thailand as well as to the neighboring country Myanmar without having to fly back to Suvarnabhumi Airport to connect to those destinations.”
The airline is currently offering special web promotion fares on these four new routes. For instance, Chiang Mai–Phuket (single trip) starts from just 2,290 Baht, Chiang Mai-Udon Thani (single trip) starts from just 1,590 Baht, Chiang Mai-Mandalay (single trip) starts from just 1,445 Baht (fares exclude taxes and surcharges). Passengers can contact local travel agents or visit www.bangkokair.com or call Call Center 1771 (24 hours) for reservations.
All passengers of Bangkok Airways can enjoy 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 – 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 nice and quiet personal library room, which can also be used as a personal meeting room.
Flights between Chiang Mai and Udon Thani (starting from 26 October 2014) will operate 2 flights daily using an ATR72-500 aircraft with seat capacity of 70. The outbound flight PG240 departs from Chiang Mai at 06.30 hrs and arrives Udon Thani at 07.35 hrs. and flight PG246 departs from Chiang Mai at 15.55 hrs and arrives Udon Thani at 17.20 hrs. The inbound flight PG249 departs from Udon Thani at 08.25 hrs and arrives Chiang Mai at 09.50 hrs and flight PG245 departs from Udon Thani at 17.55 hrs and arrives Chiang mai at 21.40hrs.
Flights between Chiang Mai and Phuket (starting from 26 October 2014) will operate 1 flight daily using an Airbus A320 aircraft with seat capacity of 162. The outbound flight PG248 departs from Chiang Mai at 14.20 hrs. and arrives Phuket at 16.25 hrs. The inbound flight PG247 departs from Phuket at 11.30 hrs and arrives Chiang Mai at 13.40 hrs.
Flights between Chiang Mai and Mandalay (starting from 26 October 2014) will operate 3 flights weekly (Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday) using an ATR72-500 aircraft with seat capacity of 70. The outbound flight PG725 departs from Chiang Mai at 11.00 hrs and arrives Mandalay at 12.05 hrs. The inbound flight PG726 departs from Mandalay at 12.50 hrs. and arrives Chiang Mai at 14.45 hrs.
Flights between Chiang Mai and Yangon (starting from 27 October 2014) will operate 4 flights weekly (Sunday, Monday, Friday and Saturday) using an ATR72-500 aircraft with seat capacity of 70. The outbound flight PG723 departs from Chiang Mai at 11.00 hrs and arrives Yangon at 11.55 hrs. The inbound flight PG724 departs from Yangon at 12.50 hrs. and arrives Chiang Mai at 14.45 hrs.