Bangkok Airways creates Chiang Mai hub
- Bangkok Airways has expanded operations from Chiang Mai (CNX) in northern Thailand with the introduction of four new routes. On 26 October the boutique airline started three new routes, two within Thailand and Mandalay (MDL) in neighbouring Myanmar. According to Ariya Prasarttong-Osoth, Bangkok Airways’ VP Sales, “We foresee 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 (ASEAN Economic Community) 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 north-eastern 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 already serves Chiang Mai from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi with up to seven daily flights.
|Launched||From||To||Aircraft (WF)||Competition (WF)|
|26 Oct||Chiang Mai (CNX)||Mandalay (MDL)||AT7 (3)|
|Phuket (HKT)||A320 (7)||Thai AirAsia (21)|
|Udon Thani (UTH)||AT7 (14)||Nok Air (7)|
|27 Oct||Yangon (RGN)||AT7 (4)||Air Bagan (2)|
|Source: anna.aero’s New Route Database. Innovata / Diio Mi for w/c 4 November 2014. WF = Weekly frequencies|