Thai AirAsia continues to strenghten its network in Chiang Mai. The airline will be the first to fly to Changsha of China, allowing both Chinese, Thai and travellers to experience one of China ‘s most spectacular landscapes. Changsha is home to UNESCO Natural Heritage Site Zhangjiajie National Park and the beautiful Fenghua. The national park served as a natural setting of the immensely popular movie “Avatar”. Flights will start from 1,990 THB with the first frequency been launched on May 27, 2016.
Santisuk Klongchaiya, Director of Commercial for Thai AirAsia, pointed out that the Bangkok-Changsha route was well received by Chinese and Thai travellers alike. Demand is high for Thais wishing to visit Changsha’s Zhangjiajie National Park, a UNSECO Natural Heritage Site. A first route was opened back to 2014 between Changsha and Bangkok with a load factor averaging 80%. The success of the Bangkok flight spurred confidence of continuing growth of Changsha’s tourism sector outside Thailand.
“We will add a new daily direct flight from Chiang Mai to Changsha to offer to Chiang Mai people to travel to experience something new. Our strong on-time record allows for clear travel planning and we are the only airline that offers the route. Changsha will become the fourth destination in China with a direct route to Chiang Mai after Macau, Hong Kong and Hangzhou” declared M. Klongchaiya.
Chiang Mai has become one of Thai AirAsia’s most important flight bases, serving direct flights to a variety of domestic and international destinations that include Bangkok, Phuket, Hat Yai, Krabi, Surat Thani, U-Tapao (Pattaya), Khon Kaen, Hangzhou, Macau, Hong Kong and now Changsha, all together making it one of the fastest growing flight bases of the past 3 years. TAA network is completed by flights to Kuala Lumpur served by AirAsia Malaysia. All flights are served with an 180-seat Airbus A320s.