Some int'l airlines to extend flight services to Myanmar 2009-08-27 11:23:32   Print

    YANGON, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- Some international airlines are making arrangement to extend their flight services to Myanmar in the coming open season running from October to next March, the local Yangon Times quoted airline sources as reporting Thursday.

    The four days a week's flight services between Yangon and Singapore of the Jetstar Airline will be rescheduled to daily services.

    The Myanmar Airways International (MAI will change its services between Yangon and Bangkok from five days a week's to daily's, the report said, adding that it will also operate the new route of Yangon-Gaya on every Wednesday and Saturday, while the other five days to Kuala Lumpur during the season.

    The MAI, a Myanmar-foreign joint venture and the sole national flag carrier, is now flying the route five days a week.

    The MAI resumed its normal flight to Bangkok in July last year with a newly-hired aircraft as an alternate arrangement after its former's was stopped flying Bangkok's new international airport earlier.

    The 150-seat aircraft of Boeing 737-400 was hired from the Thai-based NOK airline.

    Earlier, the MAI once also hired airbus-319 from Bhutan's Druk Air and has been flying under code-sharing systems with Singapore's Jet Star, Malaysia's MH and Thailand's TG for Yangon-Bangkok and Yangon-Kuala Lumpur routes.

    According to the civil aviation authorities, 12 airlines including the Myanmar international airline and 11 foreign airlines are operating at the Yangon international Airport with about 85 flights per week in total between Yangon and eight destinations, namely Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Beijing viaKunming, Calcutta, Chiang Mai, Chinese Taipei and Doha.

    The 11 foreign airlines flying Yangon comprise Air China, Thai Airways International, Indian Airlines, Qatar Airways, Silk Air, Malaysian Airlines, Bangkok Airways, Mandarin, Jetstar Asia, Phuket Airline and Thai Air Asia.

Editor: Li Xianzhi
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