Bangkok Airways takes on Thai Airways on Udon Thani route

Airline and airport executives celebrating the launch of flights from Bangkok to Udon Thani.

Celebrating the launch of its new domestic link to Udon Thani on Friday 29 November were; Mr Peter Wiesner, Bangkok Airways’ Senior Vice President Network Management (middle); Ms. Amphawan Wannako, Director Udonthani Airport (middle left); and Ms. Achaphan Buncharoen, Director of Tourism Authority of Thailand (Udonthani Office) (middle right). The airline will operate the route twice-daily and compete with Thai Airways (directly) as well as Nok Air and Thai AirAsia (indirectly).

  • Bangkok Airways introduced a new domestic route to its network on 29 November when it started flights between Bangkok Suvarnabhumi (BKK) and Udon Thani (UTH). Initially the 450-kilometre long sector will be operated twice-daily using the airline’s A319s, but this will increase to thrice-daily from February. Direct competition on the route comes from Thai Airways who currently operate 23 weekly flights between the two airports. Nok Air and Thai AirAsia also both operate multiple daily flights to Udon Thani from Bangkok’s Don Mueang Airport.

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