Myanmar Airways International starts second route to India
Myanmar Airways International has launched a sixth international route from Yangon (RGN). On 1 December the carrier began twice-weekly (Thursdays and Sundays) flights on the 1,027-kilometre route to Kolkata (CCU) in India using its A319s. Competition comes from Air India’s weekly service. Myanmar Airways’ other international routes from Yangon are to Bangkok, Gaya, Guangzhou, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. The Myanmar-India market is a developing market with just 14 flights per week between the two countries; eight from Myanmar Airways, four from Air India and two from Myanmar National Airlines. Three of the weekly flights are to Kolkata while the remaining 11 are all to Gaya, which serves the Buddhist temple city of Bodhgaya, popular with Buddhist tourists from south-east Asia.