AirAsia’s Thai affiliate has confirmed plans to launch first flights from Thailand’s U-Tapao International Airport, which is set to become the growing airline’s fifth base. The carrier will begin service at the airport in late September with routes to Nanning and Nanchang in southern China. These flights will run 4X-weekly and 3X-weekly, respectively. U-Tapao, southeast of Bangkok, is primarily a military base—but Thai authorities are aiming to develop it as a new ...

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