Posted on: 14 June 2010 by Mark Howells
AirAsia is to begin direct daily flights from its main hub in Kuala Lumpur to the city of Yangon in Myanmar from 20 July 2010.
The move completes AirAsia’s aim of operating to all ten countries in the ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) network from its home base, though it isn’t the brand’s first foray into Myanmar as it already has a daily service to Yangon from its Bangkok hub.
Kathleen Tan, regional head of commercial AirAsia commented, “Myanmar will see a big boost in its tourist entries with this new direct daily flight from Kuala Lumpur to Yangon, as our guests from Europe, China, India, Australia and around the ASEAN region, utilising our Kuala Lumpur hub, now have a more affordable option to travel to Myanmar.”
This new route will be operated with Airbus A320s having a 180 passenger capacity. Flights will depart Kuala Lumpur at 15:50 and arrive in Yangon at 17:00. The return service will leave Yangon at 17:45 and land in KL at 21:55 (all times local).