AirAsia has confirmed it will launch direct international flights between Chiang Rai and KL, Macau and Singapore at the end of January, 2019.
Operated by AirAsia Thailand, the Chiang Rai-Kuala Lumpur direct service will operate four times every week starting from 31st January. Thai AirAsia will simultaneously launch a direct service from Chiang Rai to Phuket competing head-on with Vietjet on the domestic route. The airline will offer three-weekly flights from Macau to Chiang Rai.
“Chiang Rai has both the capacity and potential for tourism growth with its distinct art and culture as well as beautiful natural scenery,” said AirAsia Thailand CEO, Santisuk Klongchaiya in a recent statement.
Direct services to Singapore and Macau will appeal to residents planning short weekend holiday breaks to Chiang Rai, which is gaining a reputation for natural and cultural attractions.