Bangkok Air explores addition of 3 routes in Myanmar, Vietnam

Bangkok Airways said it exploring covering two additional Myanmar cities and a second Vietnamese destination as part of a regional expansion, the company said.

The company said it hopes to secure regulatory approval from Myanmar civil aviation authorities for the two routes, a process that may take up to eight months. The carrier said it expects to add the flights, using ATR-72 turboprop aircraft, to its roster during the winter season, starting at the end of October.

The launch of Chiang Mai-Bagan and Bangkok-Myeik will further consolidate Bangkok Airways´ coverage in Myanmar, where the group already provides connections to Thailand. The carrier has been operating five routes to Myanmar: from Bangkok to Yangon, Mandalay and the capital, Nay Pyi Taw; and from Chiang Mai to Yangon and Mandalay.

Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited is a regional airline based in Bangkok, Thailand, operating scheduled services to destinations in Thailand, China, Hong Kong, India and Singapore.