Bangkok Airways add flights to Vietnam, Cambodia, and Myanmar

28th Jul 2022

Bangkok Airways plane

Bangkok Airways has announced the resumption of flights to neighbouring overseas destinations Vietnam, Cambodia, and Myanmar as post-pandemic flight traffic increases. In August and September, the Thai boutique airline will restart service to Da Nang, Siem Reap, and Yangon.

On August 1, direct daily flights will resume between Bangkok and Siem Reap, the Cambodian tourism capital and home to the world's biggest religious complex, Angkor Wat. Flights to Yangon (formerly Rangoon), the former capital of Burma, will resume on August 1, despite the humanitarian situation in Myanmar since the military junta ousted the government in February.

The service to Da Nang, a coastal resort attraction in central Vietnam that was formerly a French colonial port, will also be resumed. The return of direct flights will occur on September 1.

All three new routes will originate and terminate at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport, with Airbus A320 aircraft serving the Burmese and Vietnamese routes and an ATR72-600 serving the Cambodian route.

Outbound tourism operators have sought to expand the short-haul outbound tourist sector in nearby countries including Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, and Malaysia, where travel is still inexpensive and service interruptions are expected to have less of an impact than in more distant locations. The reintroduction was praised by the head of Bangkok Airways as a benefit for Thai tourism.

It is predicted that the soon-to-resume flights between Bangkok and Siem Reap, Yangon, and Da Nang will promote tourism in Thailand and our neighbouring nations.

This month, Bangkok Airways resumed service to the Maldives, after the restart of service between Thailand and Cambodia's capital Bangkok and Phnom Penh in December of last year and the early return of service from the tourist island Koh Samui to Singapore in August of last year.

The updated flight times are:

Bangkok to Da Nang:

  • PG947 BKK-DAD 10.55am-12.45pm
  • PG948 DAD-BKK 1.55-3.25pm

Bangkok to Siem Reap

  • PG905 BKK-REP 10.30-11.45am
  • PG906 REP-BKK 12.15-1.55pm

Bangkok – to Yangon

  • PG703 BKK-RGN 4.45-5.35pm
  • PG704 RGN-BKK 6.20-8.20pm