Aviation roundup: Thai Vietjet, Kunming Airlines and Thai Airways

Here’s our weekly roundup of new air routes.

Thai Vietjet adds new domestic routes

Thai Vietjet will be starting a direct service connecting Udon Thani, one of the big capital cities in northeast Thailand, with Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) and Chiang Rai.

The Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi)–Udon Thani route will operate daily starting November 25, 2019. The daily flight departs from Bangkok at 07.20 and arrives in Udon Thani at 08.30, and the return flight takes off from Udon Thani at 09.10 and arrives in Bangkok at 10.20.

A thrice-weekly additional flight departs from Bangkok at 16.25 and arrives in Udon Thani at 17.35 every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.

The Chiang Rai-Udon Thani route will be available thrice-weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, from November 26, 2019.

The flight departs from Udon Thani at 18.05 and arrives in Chiang Rai at 19.10, while the return flight takes off from Chiang Rai at 19.40 and arrives in Udon Thani at 20.45.

Kunming Airlines links Yangon and Kunming

Kunming Airlines has launched a new service connecting Yangon to Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province in Southwest China, to cater to the growing number of Chinese travellers visiting Myanmar.

The new route will be served by a Boeing 738 aircraft.

The four-times-weekly service will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. KY8361 will depart Kunming at 20.10 and arrive in Yangon at 21.30.

THAI to take off for Sendai

Thai Airways International (THAI) will be starting daily flights from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport to Sendai, the centre of Tohoku, Japan, from October 29, 2019.

The new route is in light of the country’s steadily rising popularity among Thais after the Japanese government waived visas for Thai nationals.

Using a Boeing 777-300 aircraft, the thrice-weekly service will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. TG626 departs Bangkok at 23.59 and arrives in Sendai at 07.40 the next day, while return flight TG627 takes off from Sendai at 11.15 and land in Bangkok at 16.05.

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