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Five int’l airlines prepare to start Burma routes

More international airlines are set to extend flights to Burma in October, according to domestic media reports.

EVA Air Cargo Boeing 747-400F  Photo: Wikipedia
EVA Air Cargo Boeing 747-400F  Photo: Wikipedia 
The airlines include Taiwan’s EVA Air, South Korea's KAL, Japan's All Nippon Airways (ANA), Hong Kong-based Dragonair and Qatar Airways, said the Yangon Times.

EVA will operate flights three times a week.

ANA will offer a Narita-Rangoon-Narita route three times a week and a charter flight between Tokyo and Rangoon. A Naypyitaw-Yangon- Hanoi-Tokyo route will also be launched using a Boeing 767.

Qatar Airways, which had suspended flight since 2008, will resume flights between Doha and Rangoon.

Meanwhile, airlines from Germany and Bangladesh have approached Burma's civil aviation authority about launching direct flights to Rangoon, officials said.

Flights between Rangoon and Manila are expected to be launched before the end of this year.

Currently, there are 13 foreign airlines flying to Rangoon: Air China, China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Thai Airways International, Indian Airlines, Air Asia, Taiwan region's China Airlines, Singapore's Silk Air, Malaysian Airlines, Bangkok Airways, Jetstar Asia and Vietnam Airlines.
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