Dec 9, 2011

Myanmar domestic airline to add new routes this month

Myanmar Airways (MA), the state-run domestic airline, will add four new air routes this month aimed at facilitating visitors traveling in the country, airline sources said on Tuesday.

The new air routes cover Mawlamyine-Kawthaung, Homelin-Monywa, Monywa-Kalay and Lashio-Tachileik and the flights will be operated daily.

According to the aviation authorities, there are 69 airports nationwide and MA is operating flights to 25 local destinations in the country with nine aircrafts.

The nine 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.

In the 2010-11 fiscal year, Myanma Airways could transport 40, 000 travelers and over 600 tons of commodities, it was disclosed.

MA represents one of the domestic airlines in Myanmar. The others, which are private-run, are Air Mandalay, Air Bagan, Yangon Airways, Air Kanbawza and Asian Wings.

Source: Xinhua