Bangkok Airways to launch first Hanoi-Chiang Mai direct flight

13:57 | 06/03/2018
On March 25, Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited (Bangkok Airways) scheduled to open the first direct flight from Hanoi to Chiang Mai as part of the airline’s business strategy to offer in-flight experiences to passengers and to meet the increasing demand for traveling to Hanoi and Chiang Mai.
bangkok airways to launch first hanoi chiang mai direct flight
Bangkok Airways introducing the first ever direct flight from Hanoi to Chiang Mai and vice versa

Following the launch of the Bangkok-Danang and Bangkok-Phu Quoc direct flights, the Thai airline will cater non-stop daily fights between Hanoi and Chiang Mai.

Speaking about the new flight route, Varong Israsena Na Ayudhya, vice president of sales at Bangkok Airways, noted that following the positive reception of the Bangkok-Danang and Bangkok-Phu Quoc routes in 2017, Bangkok Airways saw great prospects in the Vietnamese tourism market.

To date, Bangkok Airways has placed Chiang Mai as a strategic hub to connect with other prominent destinations like Bangkok, Samui, Phuket, Mae Hong Son, Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw, Mandalay, and nowi Hanoi.

After Danang and Phu Quoc, Hanoi was chosen as the airline’s next focus with the intent to promote the brand image of Bangkok Airways as a unique yet friendly airline to Vietnam as well as the world.”

Varong further added: “Indeed, the newly-opened route was designed for both Hanoi residents and global citizens who wish to explore another stunning destination in Thailand such as Chiang Mai. As a result, the Hanoi-Chiang Mai route could become a diplomatic bridge between the two countries to further tourism, economic, cultural, and social ties.”

Songkrot Palakawong Na Ayuthaya, director of corporate communications of Bangkok Airways, said: “Our latest research regarding local travelling patterns and preferences revealed that 75 per cent of the respondents would visit or revisit Chiang Mai. Furthermore, Chiang Mai was favoured by Vietnamese tourists for its beautiful scenery, cultural uniqueness, safety and friendliness, all-year festivals, and affordable travelling costs, which gave the airline great incentives to establish a direct flight to Chiang Mai, firstly from Hanoi.”

To date, Bangkok Airways has placed Chiang Mai as a strategic hub to connect with other prominent destinations like Bangkok, Samui, Phuket, Mae Hong Son, Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw, Mandalay, and nowi Hanoi.

Bangkok Airways, Thailand's first private airline since 1968, offers flights to over 20 destinations across Thailand and Asia. The airline currently operates 38 aircrafts, including six ATR72-500s, nine ATR72-600s, fourteen A319s, and nine A320s.

Below are photos from the launching event:

bangkok airways to launch first hanoi chiang mai direct flight
bangkok airways to launch first hanoi chiang mai direct flight
bangkok airways to launch first hanoi chiang mai direct flight
bangkok airways to launch first hanoi chiang mai direct flight
bangkok airways to launch first hanoi chiang mai direct flight

By Sam Luong

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