Air KBZ to extend domestic reach

MYANMAR-based domestic airline Air KBZ intends to expand its network, after taking delivery of a new 72-seat ATR72-500 aircraft late last month.

Air KBZ assistant general manager, U Myat Thu, said the airline was planning to introduce services to Myitkyina and Kawthoung from early August.

More domestic destinations will be added after the airline receives two more propeller planes later this year, he said.

Although the airline has already received permission from the Department of Civil Aviation to operate international flights, U said: “We will operate international routes in the near future, but our priority is expanding our domestic network.”

Air KBZ began operating regular flights after its April 1 launch to six domestic destinations – Nyaung Oo, Mandalay, Heho, Tarchileik, Dawei and Myeik – with a fleet of one 64-seat ATR72-500 aircraft (TTG Asia e-Daily, March 30).

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