Bangkok, 29 October, 2014 – Bangkok Airways has launched four new non-stop services from Chiang Mai to Phuket, Udon Thani and Myanmar (Mandalay and Yangon) from 26 October 2014.
Ms. Ariya Prasarttong-Osoth, Vice President – Sales of Bangkok Airways said Bangkok Airways recognised Chiang Mai as another important hub for Thailand’s tourism industry.
“By utilising Chiang 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 neighbouring country Myanmar without having to fly back to Suvarnabhumi Airport to connect to those destinations.”
Bangkok Airways Airbus Sukhothai
The airline is operating two flights daily on the Chiang Mai – Udon Thani route using a 70-seat ATR72-500 aircraft, and a daily flight on the Chiang Mai – Phuket route using an Airbus A320 aircraft with seat capacity of 162.
Connections with Myanmar include the Chiang Mai – Mandalay route with three flights weekly and the Chiang Mai – Yangon service with four flights a week. The airline operates both routes using an ATR72-500 aircraft with seat capacity of 70.
Bangkok Airways 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.
Currently, Bangkok Airways covers 11 scheduled domestic destinations: Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Lampang, Sukhothai, Pattaya (U-Tapao), Trat, Phuket, Samui, Krabi and Udon Thani, and 13 scheduled international routes: Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Luang Prabang, Vientiane, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Maldives, Dhaka, Mumbai, Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw.
Bangkok Airways also has code-share agreements with many world leading airlines including; EVA Air, Etihad Airways, Air Berlin, Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, SilkAir, Finnair, Malaysia Airlines, Japan Airline, Cathay Pacific Airways, British Airways, Qatar Airways, Qantas and Aeroflot.
Bangkok Airways’ fleet consists of 26 aircrafts (eight ATR72s, eight A320s, and ten A319s).