China Eastern Airlines adds new link to Chiang Mai
China Eastern Airlines began twice-weekly flights (Wednesdays and Saturdays) on 1 February between Shanghai Pudong (PVG) and Chiang Mai (CNX) in Thailand. The 2,670-kilometre sector is already served by Juneyao Airlines who operate the route six times weekly at present, though this reduces to four times weekly from mid-February. China Eastern, which already serves Chiang Mai twice-daily from Kunming, will operate the route with A320s. Last year, Chiang Mai International Airport handled over five million passengers.