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.
Chiang Mai is an important base for Thai AirAsia. The airline currently has six Airbus A320s stationed there and its serves 13 routes, both domestic and international.
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 A320 planes to attract travellers from both Thailand and Myanmar.”
Chiang Mai is one of six domestic Thai AirAsia flight bases and one of its strongest. The airline operates eight domestic routes from Chiang Mai flying to Bangkok, Phuket, Hat Yai, Krabi, Surat Thani, Udon Thani, Khon Kaen and U-Tapao (Pattaya).