Bangkok Airways launch of Bangkok to Mandalay

| September 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Bangkok Airways held a launching ceremony of its inaugural flight between Bangkok – Mandalay (began on 15 September 2013) at Shwe Pyi Thar Hotel, Mandalay. In the picture: Major General Nyo Saw – Commander in Chief, Mandalay Region Government (2nd left), Mr. He U Ye Myint – Chief Minister, Mandalay Region Government (middle left), Mr. Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth – Bangkok Airways’ President (middle right) and Mr. Pisanu Suvanajata – Thai Ambassador to Myanmar (2nd right)

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Bangkok Airways operates 4 flights weekly (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday) by Airbus 319 with seat capacity of 144. The flight from Bangkok to Mandalay, PG709 departs from Bangkok at 12.00 hrs. arrives Mandalay at 13.20 hrs. and coming back from Mandalay, PG710 departs Mandalay at 14.10 hrs. arrives Bangkok at 16.35 hrs. The Mid-year Promotion for Bangkok – Mandalay roundtrip fare starts at 3,790 baht (excluded airport tax and fuel surcharge) and valid to travel within 30 November 2013.

Mr. Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth, Bangkok Airways’ President said, “It is with our great pleasure to begin our Bangkok – Mandalay service which I believe it will help boost  the Mandalay’s tourism and business development. And it has long been our plan to cover the three key cities of Myanmar by the end of this September. The first city was Yangon where Bangkok Airways has been offering 3 daily flights from Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi Airport) and soon to be 4 flights per day starting from 27 October 2013. Secondly, Mandalay service commenced on 15 September 2013 offering 4 non-stop flights per week. Lastly, the capital city of Myanmar – Nay Pyi Taw, from 30 September 2013 with 3 non-stop flights per week.”

All passengers of Bangkok Airways can enjoy a boutique lounge at Suvarnabhumi where passengers can treat themselves to a multitude of free snacks and various choices of hot or cold drinks, free Wi-Fi Internet access. There’s also a kid’s corner located within the lounge area that will satisfy the needs of young children.  For Bangkok Airways’ business class – the Blue Ribbon Club or for any passengers with FlyerBonus Premier Membership can enjoy extra treats at the Blue Ribbon Club Lounge that offers more services such as hot meals, a personal shower room, a massage parlor, as well as a nice and quiet personal library room, which can also be used as a personal meeting room.

Currently, Bangkok Airways serves Eight domestic routes: Chiang Mai, Lampang, Sukhothai, Pattaya (U-Tapao), Trat, Phuket, Samui and Krabi and Twelve international routes: Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Luang Prabang, Vientiane, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Yangon, Mandalay, Maldives, Dhaka and Mumbai. Also, Bangkok Airways has codeshare agreements with Thai Airways International, EVA Air, Etihad Airways, Air Berlin, Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Finn air, Malaysian Airlines and Japan Airline.

For more information and reservation, please contact Bangkok Airways’ Call center 1771 (24 hours) or visit www.bangkokair.com.

Bangkok – Mandalay timetable

BKK-MDL

Dep.

Arr.

Day

 

MDL-BKK

Dep.

Arr.

Day

PG709

12.00

13.20

1.3.5.7

 

PG710

14.10

16.35

1.3.5.7

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