Thai AirAsia to set up Chiang Mai base for China flights

Thai AirAsia (FD, Bangkok Don Mueang) is planning to re-establish a base at Chiang Mai as early as November 2013 as it looks to launch flights to China to supplement its rapidly expanding Bangkok – China operations. Currently, the LCC connects Thailand’s second largest city with Bangkok Don Mueang, Hat Yai and Phuket locally with Macau Int’l its sole regional route. Parent AirAsia (AK, Kuala Lumpur Int’l) also serves Chiang Mai from Kuala Lumpur.