YANGON, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) -- The Bangkok Airways of Thailand has launched new routes to two Myanmar cities -- Yangon and Mandalay -- starting this week as part of its four new route services from Chiang Mai, airline sources said Tuesday.
The airline's other two new air routes are its domestic destinations -- Phuket and Udon Thani.
Using ATR turboprop aircraft, the new route from the Thai northern city to Yangon will operate four days a week -- Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, while that to Mandalay on the other three days -- Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.
Bangkok Airways now flies from Bangkok to Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw on regular schedule.
Other Thai airlines that link Bangkok with Yangon are Thai Airways International and Thai Air Asia.
There is a total of 24 international airlines currently flying to Myanmar with seven other airlines operating domestically.