AirAsia Launches Direct Chiang Rai–Hangzhou Flights

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AirAsia Launches Direct Chiang Rai–Hangzhou Flights

Direct flights will connect Chiang Rai in the north of Thailand and Hangzhou, China. Thai AirAsia has announced the airline is going to start serving this route from December, 1, 2019.

Thai AirAsia will fly between Chiang Rai and Hangzhou four times a week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. 

Flights from Chiang Rai (CEI) are scheduled to depart at 5.30 pm and arrive in Hangzhou (HGH) at 10.45 pm. In the opposite direction, flights will leave China at 11.50 pm and arrive back to Chiang Rai at 03.05 am the following day. Hangzhou is one hour ahead of Chiang Rai. Thus flying time is about 4 hours 15 minutes each way.

AirAsia Thailand CEO, Santisuk Klongchaiya, said, “Our international network from Chiang Rai continues to go from strength to strength. Chiang Rai has become a well known Thai destination for Chinese visitors thanks to its fantastic tourism and cultural offerings and a unique way of life. We hope to be able to attract more Chinese tourists to Chiang Rai, as well as allow Chiang Rai locals to visit Hangzhou, China.”

Hangzhou is the capital of China’s Zhejiang province, the southern terminus of the ancient Grand Canal waterway, which originates in Beijing. Hangzhou’ s natural landscape attracts visitors from across the world. It’s a uniquely green city, and the blend between nature and civilization is something to behold. With the prominent West lake at its centre, Hangzhou is guaranteed to leave visitors with lifetime memories. With easy access to high-speed bullet train, visitors are also able to connect from Hangzhou to Shanghai in just one hour.

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