Thursday, August 19, 2010

Malaysian Airline Revises Yangon Flight Schedule Arrivals

Malaysian Airline System (MAS) has revised its flight schedule between Kuala Lumpur and Yangon from five flights a week to daily basis in the wake of increased incoming passengers to from Malaysia to Myanmar.

Using 160-seat airbus, the revised scheduled flight of the airline will be effective from Sept. 2, sources with tourism cirlce said on Wednesday.

There is also another Malaysia-based airline -- the Sanbumi Air Transport flying between the two destinations since March 2009.

Leasing a 93-seat Fokker F-100 aircraft from Myanmar's private airline of Air Bagan, the Sanbumi flies twice a week on every Thursday and Sunday.

Meanwhile, the Vietnam Airlines will launch direct flight service between Ho Chi Minh and Yangon in November in addition to Hanoi-Yangon flight to enhance trade between the two countries.

Using four Airbus-320 aircrafts, the airlines will operate four flights a week, earlier report said.

When both flights are in service, there will be nine flights a week between Yangon and the two Vietnamese cities.

The Vietnam airlines started flying Hanoi-Yangon on March 2 this year using Fokker-70 aircraft.

There are 13 foreign airlines flying Yangon which comprise Air China, China Southern Airline, Thai Airways International, Indian Airlines, Qatar Airways, Silk Air, Malaysian Airlines, Bangkok Airways, Mandarin, Jetstar Asia, Phuket Airline, Thai Air Asia and Vietnam Airlines.

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