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New flights BKK-Langkawi and also Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai, Phrae and Pai

New flights BKK-Langkawi and also Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai, Phrae and Pai

Old Jan 10th, 2007, 02:22 AM
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New flights BKK-Langkawi and also Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai, Phrae and Pai

Air Asia have just started 3 x weekly flights BKK-Langkawi, 1 hr 35 mins flight. This this might be of interest to some.

SGA Aero who already do the Hua Hin Air Shuttle are stating flights from Feb:

Chiang Mai - Chiang Rai B 2,100 o/w ( 1,900 in Mar and Apr )
Chiang mai - Pai B 1,450 o/w
Chiang Mai - Phrae B 1,600 0/w promo

The flights to Pai might be intestering!

Aircraft are 12 seater Cessna Caravans
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Old Jan 10th, 2007, 02:24 AM
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SGA Aero:

http://www.sga.co.th/en-GB/schedule.html
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Old Jan 10th, 2007, 07:24 AM
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Thanks James: The new air asia flight is interesting and a cheap way of getting there for those interested. The SGA flights I don't know. Air Andaman (if still operating) already has 2 flights a day between CM/CR at only 925 baht net. The Pai flight might take off although most going there take the road.
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Old Jan 10th, 2007, 07:59 AM
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Air Andaman ceased operations several years back as far as I know.
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Old Jan 10th, 2007, 08:00 AM
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It was probably because of that fare !!
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Old Jan 10th, 2007, 08:08 AM
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Nok Air do Mae Hong Son from Chiang Mai using ex-Thai ATR42's.
It's strange, I remember maybe 10 years back when there were plenty of flights from CM to CR and MHS when Thai did the flights.
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Given all that's happened recently, how far in advance should one arrive at the Chiang Mai airport to fly to BKK? Are security lines worse? Is it a very large/busy airport? Thanks - Claire
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thanks james
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Great information! Thanks! We were looking at having to drive from CM to CR; this gives us a good alternative!
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Old Jan 19th, 2007, 12:45 AM
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Someone just did a 'pre-launch' flight from Chiang Mai to Pai, the report was 'good', the flight only took about 20 minutes and the cost is B 1,450 one way ( roughly USD 41 ) so reasonable, they did the return by 'raod' which took hours and as they emphasised those bends etc they voted the 20 minute flight a clear winner.
Just remember it's a 12 seater single engine but they have been doing the Bangkok-Hua hin air shuttle 4 x daily for quite a time now.
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