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 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.