The right connections

Thailand May 17, 2017 13:35

By The Nation

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Travelling from Ubon Ratchathani to Chiang Mai becomes a breeze next month as AirAsia introduces daily direct flights between the two cities from June 23 with a promotional fare starting at less than Bt700.

“This new route connects the lower northeast to the northern province of Chiang Mai, creating opportunities for economic stimulation and investment as well as travel by both Thais and foreign visitors,” says Santisuk Klongchaiya of Thai AirAsia.

He added that the addition of daily direct flights from Ubon Ratchathani to Chiang Mai reasserts Thai AirAsia’s policy of interregional connections to support domestic tourism. Ubon Ratchathani is considered a high potential hub of the northeast. Since the beginning of 2017, the airline has been adding routes from the province, starting on March 30 with direct flights to Pattaya (UTapao).

AirAsia currently flies from Ubon Ratchathani to Bangkok (Don Mueang) two times daily, Pattaya (UTapao) one time daily and now to Chiang Mai. All the routes are served with a stellar ontime record by 180seat Airbus A320 aircraft.  To mark its latest route, AirAsia has created the “From Hillside to Seaside” promotion, letting travellers fly from Ubon Ratchathani to either Chiang Mai or Pattaya at a fare starting at Bt690 per trip. The promotion is available from now until May 28 and can be booked at, through Counter Service branches at 711 stores nationwide, via the Call Center (02) 515 9999, and at the nearest ticketing agents for travel from June 23 to June 5, 2018.