AirAsia boosts Myanmar flights

Rush hour in Mandalay
Rush hour in Mandalay

AirAsia has confirmed plans to boost its services between Thailand and Myanmar.

The low-cost carrier will offer four weekly flights (Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays) between Bangkok and Mandalay from 4 October 2012. In addition, the airline is planning to boost its Bangkok-Yangon flights from twice to three times a day from the same date.

“Myanmar has continually opened itself up to the region and the world, providing a chance for outsiders to witness its many beauties and setting it up to reap the benefits of the ASEAN Economic Community. AirAsia… has thus devoted importance to providing flights into Myanmar to foster its future,” said Tassapon Bijleveld, CEO of Thai AirAsia.

“Providing four flights a week to Mandalay has brought us great pride and we are confident it will become a popular destination in no time.  Mandalay is home to many enticing tourist destinations and is a monument to faith in Buddhism that must be appreciated” he added.

All services to both Yangon and Mandalay will be operated using a single-class, 180-seat Airbus A320 aircraft.

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