Back in 2007 Nok Air began daily flights between Ubon and Bangkok. Unfortunately it only lasted 6 months. Nok Air is affiliated with Thai airways which is one of the two current airlines to service Ubon, the other being Air Asia. It seems that Thai airways is looking to offload a few of their domestic routes in Thailand that they cannot operate profitably under the full-service model with one of them being Ubon Ratchathani.
This can only be a good thing for Ubon as the flight to Bangkok only takes one hour so I doubt many people would have an issue if they don’t get a wet towel and the daily paper upon arriving at their pre booked seat.
Buriram is a small city about two hours from here and it seems as if Nok Air has big plans for the place.
The full article from the Bangkok Post can be found here.