SilkAir launched its second route to Myanmar on 10 June with the commencement of services to Mandalay. All passengers on the inaugural flight were given models of an arched harp, widely regarded as a national instrument in Myanmar.
- SilkAir has added Mandalay (MDL) in Myanmar to its network from Singapore (SIN). On 10 June the Singapore Airlines subsidiary launched thrice-weekly flights on the 2,430-kilometre route, which it operates via Yangon on the outbound service. The airline’s A320s will operate the flights, which face no direct competition. The second largest city in Myanmar, Mandalay is the centre of culture and religion in the country. The city is home to the magnificent royal palace as well as many other attractions built during the Konbuang Dynasty. Bagan, long considered one of the world’s greatest archaeological sites, is also accessible through Mandalay.