Myanmar Airways embarks on Asian expansion

NATIONAL carrier Myanmar Airways International is preparing to mount flights to China, Cambodia and Indonesia, as part of plans to expand in the region.

Operated from Yangon, flights to Guangzhou are scheduled to begin in mid-February, while services to Siem Reap, Phnom Penh and Jakarta are expected to start by end-February.

The airline’s marketing executive Aye Mra Thar said a weekly flight was planned for Guangzhou. Details of the schedule and fare pricing will be announced early next month.

Flights to Siem Reap and Phnom Penh will be direct services. Jakarta, however, would be served via Singapore because “the market potential between (Myanmar and Indonesia) is not strong enough to support a direct service at the moment”, she said.

The airline also plans to introduce a ‘sister cities’ package on the Siem Reap-Yangon-Bagan route, leveraging on the heritage sites of Siem Reap and Bagan.

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