T’way Air to begin flights between Seoul-Incheon and Chiang Mai

Another airline is to join the glowingly popular Seoul-Incheon/ Chiang Mai route with South Korean airline T’way Air to begin flights on the route before the end of the year.

The airline, previously known as Hansung Airlines, is a low-cost airline based in Seoul. The airline runs a fleet consisting exclusively of Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

“Within this year, we plan to expand [to] the Incheon-Chiang Mai and Incheon-Hong Kong routes to better meet rising demand in the regions,” a T’way Air official told The Korea Times.

National carrier Korean Air currently flies the route with Jeju Air, another low-cost carrier having started servicing the route in September.

The demand to fly to destinations such as Chiang Mai by South Koreans is being fueled by an ongoing dispute between the country and Japan that has seen Koreans abandoning travel to Japan for other destinations.

108,776 passengers from South Korea flew into Chiang Mai International Airport in 2016, the last year numbers are available.

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