Complaints raised as Nok Air cancels Chiang Mai – Mae Hong Son route

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BANGKOK, 12 March 2014  Mae Hong Son Tourism Council has reportedly been flooded with complaints after Nok Air decided to stop its Chiang Mai – Mae Hong Son service route.

According to President of Mae Hong Son Tourism Council Mr. Supoj Klinpraneet, Nok Air has breached the contract requiring the airline to provide services on the Chiang Mai – Mae Hong Son route.

The contract called for Nok Air to provide services by its Saab-340, a 34-seat aircraft, 3 times daily. However, the low-cost airline has at just reduced its service schedule to only one flight per day, and will be shutting down permanently at the end of March.

The President of the Mae Hong Son Tourism Council further said that the Thai Airways had flown the route before canceling its service. Before the cancellation, however, the airline had advised locals that Nok Air would take its place. With Nok Air also canceling its services, Mr. Supoj posed the sixty-four thousand dollar question,” Who should be held accountable for the region’s loss of business and revenue?”