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Bangkok Airways is set to become the third Thai airline to offer regular flights from Bangkok to Mandalay on Sept 15, joining competitors Thai AirAsia (TAA) and Thai Smile. 

The privately owned carrier will initially offer four flights per week on the route before ramping up frequencies to daily on Oct 27 to tap stronger demand in the high season, said airline officials.

Its entry will intensify the contest for the second-most important route between Thailand and Myanmar after Bangkok-Yangon, which is served frequently by several Thailand-based airlines including Bangkok Airways, TAA, Thai Airways International (THAI) and other international operators.Bangkok Airways released details of its Mandalay service yesterday, which will depart from Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi airport on a 144-seat Airbus 319 jetliner.

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