Air China to Commence Beijing-Chiang Mai Service on November 7
2013-10-25
 

Air China Limited, or Air China in short, will introduce Beijing - Chiang Mai service on November 7. Want to have first-hand experiences of the charming streets depicted in “Lost in Thailand”, a 2013 Chinese box-office hit? Fly to Thailand on Air China.

Located in Thailand’s northern mountainous region, Chiang Mai is Thailand’s second largest city, and also northern Thailand’s political, economic and cultural center. This city celebrated for its Buddhist tradition boasts many historical and cultural sites and monuments. Though second only to the nation’s capital city of Bangkok in terms of modernity, this "Rose of the Northern Thailand", as it’s often called, oozes unique charms not found in bustling Bangkok. The period from October to March is best for travel. There’s a lot to do to keep your interest high – whizz on a rented motorcycle, don an ethnic costume, chomp on a curry-flavored meal, get a Thai massage, wander through a temple, fly a sky lantern – “Lost in Thailand” could tell you what to do.

The new service taps into the huge travel source market from Beijing to Chiang Mai by utilizing Air China’s hub in Beijing. It’s also a worthy addition to Air China’s global route network, bolstering the connectivity between Air China’s routes to Asia Pacific and the long-haul routes to Europe and the United States. For the time being, no direct air services are available on the Europe/Australia/America - Chiang Mai markets. As a result, almost 90% of the travelers to Chiang Mai have to make transfer in Bangkok. Relying on Air China’s extensive global route network, Air China’s Beijing - Chiang Mai direct service will further feed connecting traffic into Air China’s long-haul routes, and passengers from Europe/Australia/America transferring in Beijing will have an additional flight option bound for Chiang Mai.

The Beijing - Chiang Mai flights CA823/4 are operated three times a week on Monday/Thursday/Saturday with B737-800. The outbound flight departs from Beijing at 18:30 Beijing time and arrives in Chiang Mai at 22:40 local time. The return flight leaves Chiang Mai at 23:45 local time and arrives in Beijing at 05:00 Beijing time.

 

The flight schedules of three daily Beijing-Bangkok flights plus three weekly Phuket-Beijing flights are listed below: (including the soon to be launched 3 weekly Chiang Mai Beijing non-stop flights)
 

Flight Number

Operates

Weekly

Departs

Arrives

Aircraft
Type

CA959

March31,2013– 
October 26, 2013

Daily operation

Beijing

 12:45

Bangkok 

17:05

737-800

CA960

March 31,2013– October 26, 2013 

Daily operation

Bangkok

 18:05

Beijing 

23:45

737-800

CA979

March 31,2013– October 26, 2013 

Daily operation

Beijing 

19:35

Bangkok 

23:40

777

CA980

March 31,2013– October 26, 2013 

Daily operation

Bangkok

 01:00

Beijing 

06:30

777

CA821

September 22,2013-October 25,2013

Wednesday

Friday

Sunday

Beijing

19:40

Phuket

00:35+1

737-800

CA822

September 22,2013-October 25,2013

Monday

Thursday

Saturday

Phuket

01:40

Beijing

07:45

737-800

CA809

October27,2013 -
March29,2014

Daily

operation

Beijing

 00:40

Bangkok 

05:05

737-800

CA810

October27,2013 -
March29,2014

Daily

operation

Bangkok

 06:10

Beijing

 11:50

737-800

CA823

November 7,2013 March 29,2013

Monday,

Thursday,

Saturday

Beijing

16:25

Chiang Mai 20:35

737-800

CA824

November 7,2013 – March 29,2013

Monday,

Thursday,

Saturday

Chiang Mai

23:45

Beijing

05:00+1

737-800

 

 

+1* means the flight arrives on the following day.
All times listed above are local times.

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