Bangkok Airways to launch the first Hanoi-Chiang Mai direct flight

Bangkok Airways will officially introduce the first direct flight from Hanoi to Chiang Mai and vice versa on the upcoming 25th March . This is a part of the Asia’s Boutique Airline’s effort to offer the best on-air experiences to the passengers and to satisfy the increasing travelling demands to Hanoi and Chiang Mai.

Following the launch of Bangkok-Da Nang and Bangkok-Phu Quoc direct flight, Bangkok Airways will serve non-stop daily flight between Hanoi and Chiang Mai, starting from 25th March 2018 onwards. With flights operated by 70 seated ATR 72-500/600, Bangkok Airways once again pioneers as the first airline to implement the direct route Hanoi-Chiang Mai.

Wanderlust Tips Magazine | Bangkok Airways to launch the first Hanoi-Chiang Mai direct flight

On the new route, Mr. Varong Israsena Na Ayudhya – Bangkok Airways’ Vice President – Sales expressed his enthusiasm: “After well-received Bangkok-Danang and Bangkok-Phu Quoc flights launched last year with average load factor of 70%, we see great tourism potential for Vietnam market. Hanoi is the next focus in our roadmap to promote the existence of Bangkok Airways as a unique yet friendly airline to Vietnam and the worldIndeed, the newly-opened route would be a great option for the people of the dynamic and populous capital as well as all global citizens who want to explore another culturally stunning destination after Hanoi, only 2 inflight hours without transfer. This also becomes a diplomatic bridge between the two country cousins in terms of tourism, economics, cultures and society.

On the other hand, Chiang Mai, the largest and most culturally significant city in Northern Thailand, is becoming one of the must-visit destinations. The city has filled by the beauty of the nature, ancient Northern Thai temples and hill tribe villages which make this old charming city attracted by million travelers from all over the world. Bangkok Airways has placed Chiang Mai as a strategic hub to connect with other prominent destinations in both domestic and international routes such as Chiang Mai-Bangkok, Chiang Mai-Samui, Chiang Mai-Phuket, Chiang Mai-Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai-Yangon, Chiang Mai-Nay Pyi Taw, Chiang Mai-Mandalay and now, Chiang Mai-Hanoi.

Our latest research on Vietnamese local travelling patterns and preference reveals that 75% of the respondents are interested in visiting and/or revisiting Chiang Mai. Accordingly, Chiang Mai is favored by Vietnam’s tourists for its beautiful scenery, cultural uniqueness, safety and friendliness, all-year festivals and affordable travelling costs. These drives us Bangkok Airways to establish the direct flight to Chiang Mai, firstly from Hanoi,”– Mr. Songkrot Palakawong Na Ayuthaya – Bangkok Airways Director – Corporate Communications remarks.

Wanderlust Tips Magazine | Bangkok Airways to launch the first Hanoi-Chiang Mai direct flight

Flying with Bangkok Airways is not only a time-saving choice for passengers but they will also be offered with exclusive services under the slogan “Asia’s Boutique Airline”. Without any extra charge or hidden fees, they all can enjoy our boutique lounge at Chiang Mai Airport, which is designed in modern style with bright colors. Free Wi-Fi Internet and a multitude of free snacks and various choices of beverages are available at the lounge. Especially, passengers with FlyerBonus Premier Membership can access to Blue Ribbon Club Lounge where hot meals will be served. Apart from the lounge, passengers will be entitled to privileges to Blue Ribbon check-in counter, 30 kg baggage allowance and priority baggage claim.

About Hanoi-Chiang Mai Route:

From Chiang Mai to Hanoi, the flight No. PG995 daily departs at 9.55am and arrives at 12am.
From Hanoi to Chiang Mai, the flight No. PG996 daily departs at 0.45pm and arrives at 2.50pm.

Promotion for Hanoi-Chiang Mai Route: One-way fare starts from USD108,60, return fare starts from USD192,40.

Bangkok Airways’ Representative in Hanoi, Vietnam

  • Address: 4 Floor, 9 Dao Duy Anh Tower, Dong Da Dist.,Hanoi, Vietnam.
  • Tel: +84 24 3934 7239
  • Fax: +84 24 3577 2218
  • Website:

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