19th Nov 2022
Thai AirAsia is resuming flights between Chiang Mai and Singapore for the first time in more than a decade, with 4 flights a week.
Thai AirAsia is a joint venture between the Malaysian low-cost airline AirAsia and Thailand's Asia Aviation. Bangkok and other Thai cities are served for AirAsia's regularly scheduled domestic and international flights.
Airbus A320s will be used for four flights each week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. The additional flights come as the airline seeks to extend its Chiang Mai service.
On this route, Thai AirAsia will compete with Scoot, which runs a daily A320 service. The action will expand Thai AirAsia's weekly capacity to 4,000 seats.
Santisuk Klongchaiya, CEO of Thai AirAsia, said, "Singapore is an all-inclusive tourist destination that has always been popular, with a high average load factor throughout the year. The direct Chiang Mai-Singapore route will provide a simple and cost-effective means for northerners to access Singapore, while Singaporeans will be able to conveniently travel to the unique city. The route will assist both regions' economies."
Santisuk Klongchaiya took over as CEO of Thai AirAsia Co., Ltd. from Tassapon Bijleveld in May 2018. Before that, he was in charge of commercial and auxiliary operations and a director at the company.
Klongchaiya continued, "As demand for travel increases, AirAsia is providing a range of new routes, with an emphasis on foreign travel to stimulate the economy. Our most recent addition, Chiang Mai-Singapore, will make AirAsia the most convenient source of travel to Singapore, as it will fly Don Mueang-Singapore three times per day, Phuket-Singapore once per day, and Chiang Mai-Singapore four times per week.
To promote the CNX-SIN route, AirAsia has introduced the "Endless Colors of Singapore" offer, with one-way prices beginning at 3,390 baht. The special rate is bookable through the AirAsia app until December 4, 2022, for travel beginning February 1, 2023.