Myanmar National Airline (MNA) is reported to launch its first destination flying from Yangon to Gaya, India with Boeing 737 on 8th October, with 164 passengers on board.
MNA introduced its new destination to facilitate the transportation for the local pilgrims visiting Bodh Gaya, where Gotama Buddha achieved enlightenment. Bodh Gaya is considered the holiest place in the world for followers of the Buddhist faith. The Mahabodhi Temple Complex in the Gaya district in the Indian state of Bihar is a famous pilgrimage destination. During the 2016-2017 pilgrimage period, MNA will run Yangon-Gaya flights on Saturdays. There are plans to also fly on Tuesdays in November, December and January. MNA flies to 27 destinations across Myanmar and also to Hong Kong, Bangkok and Singapore.
MNA will soon begin flights to Chiang Mai, Thailand and will increase the frequency of evening flights to Singapore.—200