CM to get direct service to Phnom Pehn, Nok to restart Mae Sot service

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Among countless canceled services into Chiang Mai International Airport due to the ongoing spread of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) there’s finally some good news today with a new service connecting the rose of the north to Cambodia and an old service being restored after six years.

JC Airlines is connecting CNX with Phnom Penh International Airport, the first time the two cities have been connected with a direct flight.

The new service starts March 10 and will run twice weekly with a return service Tuesday and Friday using an Airbus A320. QD634 leaves PNH at 3:10 p.m. before arriving at CNX at 4:50 p.m. The return flight, QD635 departs CNX at 5:50 p.m. before arriving at PNH at 7:30 p.m.

Nok Air is set to once again connect Chiang Mai with Mae Sot in Tak with a service starting March 31. Nok Air previously served the route until April 2014.

The return service, using a Dash8-Q400 aircraft will run three times a week although which days were not available at the time of writing.

DD8650 departs CNX at 6:10 a.m. arriving at MAQ at 7:10 a.m. The return service leaves MAQ at 7:40 a.m. before arriving back in CNX at 8:50 a.m.

The service is notable as it’s the second schedule flight servicing Mae Sot Airport. Nok currently services the airport with a direct service to Bangkok-Don Mueang.

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