Here's our weekly roundup of new air routes and other aviation updates
China Eastern launches two flights to Myanmar
China Eastern Airlines has started direct flights between Wuhan, China, to two destinations to Yangon and Mandalay in Mynamar.
The Yangon route will utilise a Boeing 738 aircraft with a seat capacity of 174. The once-weekly flight will depart from Wuhan at 23.00 on Wednesdays, arriving in Yangon at 01.35 the following day. On Thursdays, the China-bound flight leaves Yangon at 02.35, and arrives in Wuhan at 07.45.
The Wuhan-Mandalay flight will operate twice weekly, also utilising a Boeing 738 aircraft. MU2605 will depart Wuhan at 19.10 on Mondays, and arrive in Mandalay at 20.35. The return flight will depart Mandalay at 21.30, and arrive in Wuhan at 01.50 the following day.
Cebu Pacific to launch Shenzhen-Manila service
Cebu Pacific will launch four-times-weekly flights between Shenzhen and Manila stating July 2. Flights will leave Shenzhen for Manila in the early mornings of Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, with the overall flight time taking two hours and 40 minutes.
VietJet debuts flights to Island of the Gods
VietJet has commenced a five-times weekly service between Ho Chi Minh City and Bal. Flight time will take around four hours, and will operate every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. The flight departs Ho Chi Minh City at 08.05 and arrives in Bali at 13.05. The return flight takes off from Bali at 14.05 and lands in Ho Chi Minh City at 17.05.