Just 27 people got to stand behind this banner celebrating Thai AirAsia’s new daily service between Chiang Mai and Ubon Ratchathani. The 739-kilometre route faces no direct competition since Kan Air appears to have recently withdrawn its daily service using ATRs. Thai AirAsia will serve the route using its fleet of A320s.
- Thai AirAsia has added a new domestic route to its network. On 23 June the LCC began daily A320 flights on the 739-kilometre route linking Chiang Mai (CNX) with Ubon Ratchathani (UBP). According to the airline the load factor was around 85% in both directions on the first day. The route was previously served by Kan Air using its ATRs but according to OAG these services ended on 25 June. Thai AirAsia now operates a total of 33 domestic routes. This includes eight from Chiang Mai and three from Ubon Ratchathani. According to OAG data the LCC now has a 29% share of the Thai domestic market, compared with 19% for Nok Air and Thai Lion Air, 12% for Bangkok Airways and 10% for THAI Smile.