Singapore Airlines will launch daily services to
Yangon on 28 October 2012 to cater to rapidly growing demand for
travel to Myanmar.
Together with its regional subsidiary
SilkAir, the SIA Group will serve Yangon with 16 weekly flights.
SilkAir currently operates 16 weekly flights to
Yangon with single-aisle Airbus A320-family aircraft.
take over seven of those flights with larger 323-seat Boeing
777-200 widebody aircraft, increasing weekly seat capacity by 55%.
“Demand has been growing strongly for both
business and leisure travel to Myanmar, and Singapore Airlines
looks forward to serving the country for the first time,” said SIA
Executive Vice President Commercial, Mr Mak Swee Wah, who is also
Chairman of SilkAir. “SIA and SilkAir are constantly looking at
new market opportunities and the launch of SIA services enables us
to quickly meet the growing demand for travel to this increasingly
Yangon is the largest city in Myanmar and it
once served as the country’s capital. Today it serves as Myanmar’s
economic centre, in addition to being a popular tourist
The flights are subject to government approvals.
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