Thai Lion Air Resumes U-Tapao-Changsha Service

16th Jan 2020

Thai Lion Air

Low-cost carrier Thai Lion Air is planning to resume direct flights between U-Tapao and Changsha, a year after it abandoned the said route.

On Tuesday, January 14, Thai Lion Air announced that it will resume in September this year direct flight services between the two destinations. It will use its Boeing 737-800 to accommodate passengers.

Thai Lion Air said it will have a frequency of four times weekly between U-Tapao and Changsha.

Meanwhile, the company is also set to resume today, January 16, flights between Chiang Mai and Chengdu in China. It said it will use the Boeing 737-800/-900ER aircraft for the said route.

Thai Lion Air said the Chiang Mai-Chengdu service will have a flight frequency of three times a week.

As of the first nine months of 2019, Chinese nationals continued to be Thailand’s top tourist market, with arrivals up by 1.71 percent to 8.52 million as compared with the 8.37 million Chinese tourists recorded in the same period in 2018.

Revenues from Chinese tourists reached 426.9 billion baht, up by 4.14 percent year-on-year.