Nov 23, 2012

Myanmar int'l airline to resume direct flights to Cambodia

Myanmar Airways International (MAI) will resume direct flights between Yangon and Cambodia next month after a three-month suspension of services, an official of MAI told Xinhua Friday.

Using Airbus A-320, MAI will operate Yangon-Phnom Penh every Wednesday and Saturday while Yangon-Siem Reap every Monday and Friday.

Yangon-Phnom Penh flight was started in November, 2011 while Yangon-Siem Reap in March, 2011.

The direct air link between Myanmar and Cambodia was introduced after the 4th Ayeyawady Chaophraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS) summit and 5th CLMV Summit took place in November 2010 which was aimed at developing tourism industry in the subregion.

Meanwhile, more airlines, which are prepared to fly Myanmar as a follow-up, include Hong Kong-based Dragon Air and Trans Asia Airways.

Of them, the Dragon Air will start its direct flight between Hong Kong and Yangon on Jan. 9, 2013 for four flights a week, using Airbus A321 jets, it was disclosed.

MAI will also launch direct flight between Yangon and Hong Kong before the end of this year.

Source: Xinhua