Jul 6, 2012

More int'l airlines to expand flights to Myanmar

More international airlines, including carriers from Europe and East Asia, will expand flights to Myanmar, local media reported Tuesday.

Existing international operators are eyeing flights to Nay Pyi Taw, Bagan and Mandalay, said the Myanmar Times News.

Thai Air Asia, which currently operates a twice-daily service to Yangon, will extend services to the three cities late this year.

South Korean Air plans to launch a four-time-a-week service between Seoul and Yangon starting Sept. 3.

Myanmar Airways International also plans flights between Bangkok and Mandalay by early 2013.

Meanwhile, the All Nippon Airways (ANA) is making preparation to resume direct flight between Tokyo and Yangon in September after an interval of 12 years.

The airline will operate Narita-Yangon-Narita three times a week and the charter flight of Tokyo-Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw-Yangon- Hanoi-Tokyo will also be launched by using Boeing 767.

Moreover, Qatar Airways, which had suspended its flight for nearly four years since 2008, will also resume flights between Yangon and Doha by Oct. 3, with three flights a week and the schedule will change to a daily service on Oct.28.

Flights between Yangon and the Philippino capital Manila are expected to be launched by the end of this year.

Furthermore, German leisure carrier Condor also plans to enter the Yangon market in November with a weekly service from Frankfurt to Yangon.

Source: Xinhua