Kan Air (K8, Chiang Mai) has started construction of an own airport on Koh Pangan, an island located in the Gulf of Thailand close to Koh Samui. It plans to launch up to three times daily services from Bangkok Don Mueang to the new airport in the second half of 2013. According to a news report by the Bangkok Post, Kan Air is currently understood to be evaluating potential leases for two ATR 42s and two ERJ-145s to increase services from its base at Chiang Mai and to establish a second base at Bangkok Don Mueang with regional services to Khon Kaen and Phitsanulok besides Koh Pangan. It currently operates a single Cessna Caravan on regional routes from Chiang Mai to other cities in the North of Thailand.