Myanmar airline to launch Yangon-Jakarta-Bali flight service in November

10:44, July 05, 2011      

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Myanmar Airways International (MAI) will launch a direct flight service to link Yangon with Jakarta and Bali in November this year, the local Weekly Eleven reported Monday.

Aimed at boosting bilateral trade between the two countries, the planned direct flight is prompted by the Myanmar President U Thein Sein's recent visit to Indonesia in May this year.

As part of the cooperation between the two countries in the tourism sector and for both having historic cultural heritage, beautiful scenery and beaches, Thein Sein said plan is also underway to launch Yangon-Singapore-Jakarta flights which will be finalized at the second meeting of the joint commission for bilateral cooperation to be held in Myanmar at this year-end.

Meanwhile, MAI also has a plan to launch another direct flight service between Yangon and Dubai using airbus A-320 in late October this year.

In addition, more flights to South Korea, Japan, United Arab Emirates and Qatar are also projected.

At present, MAI operates international flights with four Airbus A-320 between Yangon and Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Bangkok, Guangzhou, Gaya, Siem Reap and Yangon-Bangkok-Singapore.

MAI, in its latest development, is known as a joint venture between the state-owned Myanmar Airways and the private Royal Myanmar Transport Co., transformed from that with a Singapore- based company -- Jester Asia in 1993.

The share of the Jester Asia was taken up by the Royal Myanmar Transport Co.

Besides the MAI flying internationally as Myanmar's national flag carrier, there are also 13 foreign airlines flying Yangon which comprise Air China, China Southern Airline, China Eastern Airlines, Thai Airways International,Indian Airlines, Air Asia Barhad's, China airlines , Silk Air, Malaysian Airlines, Bangkok Airways, Jetstar Asia, Thai Air Asia and Vietnam Airlines.

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