New start-up airline set to launch in Thailand

posted on 19th October 2018 by Justin Burns
New start-up airline set to launch in Thailand

A new full-service carrier is looking to launch in Thailand but Air Lanna as it will be called – is yet to gain a fleet or AOC and AOL operating certificates.

The airline is being founded by Bangkok-based CEI Aviation and Logistics Co. Ltd, and plans to offer scheduled and charter flights out of Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Chiang Rai to domestic destinations, and to China, Southeast Asia, and Middle East.

Air Lanna is aiming to have an initial fleet of two Boeing 737-800s and is looking to dry lease two B737-800s for two to three years.

The start-up said “market factors favor inauguration of a new airline to meet the demand for additional, higher-quality passenger and cargo service linking Thailand with the rapidly expanding markets of China, and linking Southeast Asia, via Bangkok hubs, to global destinations”.