AirAsia is introducing a new sensation by flying Chiang Mai to Yangon, Myanmar 3 times a week (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays), serving the route with its large comfortable planes and on-time service. Book the flight at a promotional fare of only 990 THB per trip this 11-24 June for travel from the route’s inaugural flight on 11 August 2018 to 12 August 2019. AirAsia’s aim is to attract new tourists to boost Chiang Mai’s travel scene as well as to give Chiang Mai residents the opportunity to experience Yangon’s spirituality, Shwedagon Pagoda and its British Colonial charms.
Mr. Santisuk Klongchaiya, CEO of Thai AirAsia, remarked Chiang Mai has been a strong and ever growing flight base in which Thai AirAsia has stationed 6 Airbus A 320s and serves 13 routes both domestic and international. He lauded the “Chiang Mai-Yangon” direct flight, which will be available 3 times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays as a connection between two unique locations that are sure to enhance one another’s economies, tourism and investment.
“Yangon is a place of spirituality and culture and is one of Myanmar’s most rapidly expanding cities both in terms of economy and tourism while Chiang Mai is a popular and distinct destination. This new connection should provide interesting opportunities and we are prepared to use our on-time service and new large Airbus A 320 planes to attract travelers from both Thailand and Myanmar” Mr. Santisuk said.
Yangon is Myanmar’s former capital city and is home to many grand and important religious sites such as Shwedagon Pagoda, Kyaiktiyo Pagoda and Bo Bo Gyi Shrine. Its visitors are also regularly charmed by its British Colonial architecture, European style cafes and easy access to Bago. AirAsia will be flying “Chiang Mai-Yangon” 3 times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays with a promotional fare starting at 990 THB per trip to be available 11-24 June 2018 for travel from the route’s inaugural flight on 11 August 2018 to 12 August 2019 at www.airasia.com and all other ticketing channels.
The new flights also come with a range of other privileges that include discounts on GrabTaxi, 700MB of free data and 500 Kyat worth of phone calls when purchasing a SIM card at the MPT counter at Yangon Airport and discounts up to 15% at restaurants across the city. Find more details at www.airasia.com
Chiang Mai is 1 of 6 domestic Thai AirAsia flight bases and one of its strongest, housing 6 Airbus A 320s and serving 13 routes with its 8 domestic routes flying to Bangkok, Phuket, Hat Yai, Krabi, Surat Thani, Udon Thani, Khon Kaen and U-Tapao (Pattaya) while its 5 international routes fly to Macau, Hong Kong, Changsha, Hangzhou and Kuala Lumpur. The base’s 14th route, Chiang Mai to Yangon, starts this 11 August 2018.