Aug 30, 2011

Myanmar airline operates flights to 25 cities

The state-run domestic Myanma Airways (MA) is operating flights to 25 local destinations in the country with nine aircrafts, according to a latest disclosure of the aviation transport authorities.

The aircrafts, which include three F-28, three ATR and three MA- 60, are being used for the domestic flight services from Yangon to the 25 destinations including Nay Pyi Taw, Mandalay, Bagan, Myitkyina, Putao, Bhamo, Heho, Lashio, Kengtung, Tachilek, Myeik, Dawei, Kawthoung, Sittway, Thandwe and Kyaukpyu.

The flights run at least twice a week.

In the 2010-11 fiscal year, Myanma Airways could transport 40, 000 travellers and over 600 tons of commodities, the sources said.

Currently, there are three domestic airlines in Myanmar -- state-owned Myanma Airways (MA), private-run Air Mandalay and Air Bagan, and one international airline, the Myanmar Airways International (MAI).

There are also 13 foreign airlines flying Yangon, including Air China, China Southern Airline, Thai Airways International, Indian Airlines, Qatar Airways, Silk Air, Malaysian Airlines, Bangkok Airways, Mandarin, Jetstar Asia, Phuket Airline, Thai Air Asia and Vietnam Airlines.

Source: Xinhua