Kan Air (K8, Chiang Mai) will shortly add an ex-Kingfisher Airlines (IT, Mumbai Int'l) ATR72-500, cn 777, to its fleet. Through its parent, Kannithi Aviation, Kan Air is involved in the establishment of Thai VietJetAir (VZ, Bangkok Suvarnabhumi), an upcoming budget carrier done in partnership with VietJetAir (VJ, Hanoi) which hopes to launch operations before the end of the year.

Kan Air plans to use the aircraft to launch operations to the new airport on Koh Phangan island expected to be inaugurated before the end of the year.