YANGON, Sept. 10 (Xinhua)-- Thai Air Asia will launch direct flight between Nay Pyi Taw and Bangkok in late October aimed at facilitating visitors to the coming 27th Southeast Asian Games to be hosted by Myanmar in the new capital, official media reported Tuesday.
The flight, which charges 50 U.S. dollars for a single trip, will start on Oct. 28 and will run three times a week from Oct. 28 to Nov. 15. After that daily flight will be available.
Currently, Air Asia offers three daily flights between Bangkok and Yangon, one daily flight between Bangkok and Mandalay and one daily flight between Yangon and Kuala Lumpur.
Air Asia is one of the cheapest airlines in Asia. Eleven years since its establishment, the airline has transported over 180 million passengers.
There are a total of 22 international airlines flying Myanmar. Since Myanmar adopted a policy of reform, more and more foreign visitors are visiting the country.
Official figures show that 2 million foreign tourists visited Myanmar in 2012 through international airlines, while 3.5 million passengers were transported domestically.
Number of passengers transported in 2012 was up 22 percent from 2011.