Jul 16, 2012

Myanmar int'l airline to launch Mandalay-Bangkok flight in October

The Myanmar Airways International ( MAI) will launch a new route of direct flight from Myanmar's second largest city of Mandalay to Thai capital city of Bangkok in October, local media reported Friday.

In addition to the Mandalay-Bangkok air route, the airline will also increase its flight frequency to Singapore, China's Guangzhou, Cambodia's Siem Reap and Phnom Penh in the same month, said the Myanmar Post Global News.

The airline will also increase flight frequency with the Yangon- Gaya route, it said, adding that two more new A-320 aircraft will be added to the existing four A-320 aircraft.

An extra flight a week to Singapore will be added on Oct. 1 while flights to Gaya and Siem Reap, which were suspended, will be resumed in October for winter schedule.

MAI is now known as a joint venture between the state-owned Myanmar Airways and the private Royal Myanmar Transport Co., which was transformed from that with a Singapore-based company -- Jester Asia in 1993.

The share of the Jester Asia was taken up by the Royal Myanmar Transport Co.
Besides the MAI flying internationally as Myanmar's national flag carrier, there are also 13 foreign airlines flying Yangon.

Source: Xinhua