Celebrating Thai AirAsia’s new route to Mandalay – its second to Burma – were Tassapon Bijleveld, CEO of Thai AirAsia; Sansern Ngaorungsi, Thai Deputy Governor for International Marketing; and Aung Myint, Counsellor at Myanmar’s Embassy in Bangkok.
- Thai AirAsia, which just has moved its Bangkok operations from the main airport Suvarnabhumi to Bangkok Don Mueang (DMK), has launched its second route to neighbouring Burma (aka Myanmar) after flights to Rangoon (aka Yangon). On 4 October, the low-cost airline launched the first route between Thailand and Mandalay (MDL), Burma’s second-largest city. Flights are operated four times a week – on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays – with the airline’s 180-seat A320s. Tassapon Bijleveld, CEO Thai AirAsia, said: “Myanmar has continually opened itself up to the region and the world, providing a chance for outsiders to witness its many beauties and setting it up to reap the benefits of the ASEAN Economic Community. AirAsia, as the airline with the most extensive network in the region, has thus devoted importance to providing flights into Myanmar to foster its future.”