Thai AirAsia stops flights to Naypyitaw

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AirAsiaDiscount carrier Thai AirAsia has dropped its daily flights between Bangkok and Myanmar’s capital Naypyitaw just one month after launch due to low travel demand. The airline flew with a 180-seat Airbus A320 which used to be filled to capacity during the 27th Southeast Games mainly with Thai athletes, coaches, journalists and sports fans.

But after the Games ended, passengers dropped to around 10 per flight, far too less to make the connection commercially viable. Initial hopes that the Games would trigger more tourist travel to Naypyitaw did not materialise.

With Thai AirAsia’s retreat from the route, Bangkok Airways is now the only airline connecting the two capitals, mostly catering to business travelers. Bangkok Airways uses an ATR-72 turboprop aircraft with 70 seats.

However, Thai AirAsia said it will step up its Bangkok-Yangon flights from 21 flights a week to 28 beginning January 24 and will also maintain its daily flights to Mandalay for which demand from leisure travelers remains high.

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Discount carrier Thai AirAsia has dropped its daily flights between Bangkok and Myanmar’s capital Naypyitaw just one month after launch due to low travel demand. The airline flew with a 180-seat Airbus A320 which used to be filled to capacity during the 27th Southeast Games mainly with Thai athletes, coaches, journalists and sports fans.

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AirAsiaDiscount carrier Thai AirAsia has dropped its daily flights between Bangkok and Myanmar’s capital Naypyitaw just one month after launch due to low travel demand. The airline flew with a 180-seat Airbus A320 which used to be filled to capacity during the 27th Southeast Games mainly with Thai athletes, coaches, journalists and sports fans.

But after the Games ended, passengers dropped to around 10 per flight, far too less to make the connection commercially viable. Initial hopes that the Games would trigger more tourist travel to Naypyitaw did not materialise.

With Thai AirAsia’s retreat from the route, Bangkok Airways is now the only airline connecting the two capitals, mostly catering to business travelers. Bangkok Airways uses an ATR-72 turboprop aircraft with 70 seats.

However, Thai AirAsia said it will step up its Bangkok-Yangon flights from 21 flights a week to 28 beginning January 24 and will also maintain its daily flights to Mandalay for which demand from leisure travelers remains high.

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