GERMAN carrier Condor will begin weekly direct services from Frankfurt to Yangon on November 6.
The flight will leave Frankfurt on Tuesday and arrive in Yangon the next day. The return leg will depart for Frankfurt the same morning, via Phuket, Thailand.
A 268-seat Boeing 767 with economy, premium economy and comfort classes will be deployed for this route.
Christian Mosebach, the airline’s country manager for Myanmar and Cambodia, noted that air access between Europe and Myanmar was still “limited, (with) no other non-stop flights”.
He said: “We hope to increase flight frequency for the 2013-2014 winter schedule, maybe with more non-stop flights between the two (cities).”
Condor operated chartered flights to Myanmar in 1995 and 1996 but did not sell tickets in Yangon. “We would like to penetrate the local market this time, as (the Burmese) travel abroad a lot. Myanmar’s tourism industry has also been developing a lot in the past few years and has great potential for foreign visitors,” he said.
Mosebach added that Condor would cater to tourists and business travellers.