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August 22, 2019

MAI launches Yangon-Hangzhou direct flights

Officials from Myanmar Airway International celebrate the launching of the new flight of the airline: Hangzhou-Yangon. Photo : Supplied
Officials from Myanmar Airway International celebrate the launching of the new flight of the airline: Hangzhou-Yangon. Photo : Supplied

Myanmar Airway International (MAI) has launched direct flights between Yangon and Hangzhou as part of the expansion of its flight network. This is the second direct flight that MAI has introduced from Myanmar to China. Previously, there was only a direct flight to Guangzhou.
Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang Province and the center of politics, economy, science, education and culture in the province, is located along the Southeast coast of China.
MAI will fly direct to Hangzhou from both Yangon and Mandalay. MAI began the Mandalay-Hangzhou direct flight on 17 July, 2019 and Yangon-Hangzhou flight on 19 July, 2019.
MAI will schedule the Yangon-Hangzhou direct flights every Friday using an A319 aircraft. The flight leaves the Yangon International Airport at 08:25 hrs and arrives at Hangzhou airport at 10:55 hrs. Then, the flight leaves Hangzhou airport at 09:25 hrs and arrives at Yangon International Airport at 11:55hrs. “The China market is strategically important to MAI and in need of consistent growth due to its high tourism, economic, trade and investment potentials between both counties,” said U Kyaw Han, Chief Operation Officer of MAI.
MAI operates six routes with three A319 flights from its hub in Yangon and Mandalay, serving Bangkok, Singapore, Guangzhou, Hangzhou and Kolkata.
Yangon International Airport, which schedules 33 international flights with 32 international airlines, served 6.035 million passengers in 2018.—GNLM (Translated by Hay Mar)

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