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March 24, 2019

YBS Airport Shuttle commences in Yangon

Commuters board the airport shuttle bus at Yangon International Airport yesterday. Photo: Zaw Gyi
Commuters board the airport shuttle bus at Yangon International Airport yesterday. Photo: Zaw Gyi

The YBS airport shuttle bus line that will stop at 13 bus stops between Yangon International Airport and Yangon Central Railway Station began operations yesterday morning.
The bus line commenced after negotiations were completed between the Omini Focus Company and the Yangon Region Transport Authority at the beginning of May.
“Today the route from the Airport to Sule was available to the public after the results of the test runs were made public yesterday. In addition, today people can use the shuttle service for free; however the designated fare is 500 kyats. Now there are 35 buses that are operating and later up to 50 buses will be traveling this route” said driver U Aung Ko Ko.
“The bus line will also be handy for airport staff and personnel as an alternative option for commuting to and from work. Passengers getting on the bus between the two terminus points will have to wait at the bus stop that is most convenient for them.
Although there are only 36 seats, there is no maximum limit of people allowed on the buses. A round-trip journey takes only about 90 minutes in the morning”, said Omni Focus Managing Director U Tun Tauk Win.
The Airport Shuttle bus line aims to be convenient for foreign travelers and other people who want to go to downtown Yangon from the airport.
The buses will make stops at Yangon International Airport, 8 Mile, Nawade, Kaba-Aye Pagoda, Lanni, Hanmithit, Shwegondine, Bahan 3rd Street, Kyauktaing, Yauklan and Sule.
Stops on the return journey will include Sule, Yangon Railway Station, Zoological Gardens, Bahan 3rd Street, Shwegondine, Lanni, Kaba-Aye Pagoda, Nawade, 8 Mile and the airport.
Test runs were made by the bus crew so they can familiarise themselves with the new bus route. Test runs went from 5 am until 12 pm yesterday, and the length of a whole route is about two and a half hours.
For information passengers can call the Omini Focus Control Centre at 094212 22622, 094212 22822 and 094212 22922.—MDN


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