A new airline is expected to start servicing Ubon Ratchathani within the next few months.
Nakhon Chiangmai Air has received approval from The Department of Civil Aviation to begin flights as soon as possible between Chiang Mai and Ubon as well as other regional centres including Udon Thani, Phitsanulok and Nakhon Ratchasima with plans to add Burma at a later stage.
Nakhon Chiangmai Air will use Chiang Mai International Airport as its hub and will fly the French made ATR-72 which is what Laos Airlines currently use.
From two airlines just a month or so ago it quickly became three with Nok Air arriving and now it seems that it may become four! This will be a welcome relief for many locals and visitors as the three current airlines only fly to Bangkok.
I am sure like most things here in Thailand this announcement will not be the end of it and I will keep you updated with further news as it comes to hand.