Myanmar to launch new private airlineJanuary 25th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Jan 25 (IANS) Asian Wings, a new private airline in Myanmar will be launched Thursday that will provide domestic and chartered services.Two 70-seat TR 72-500 aircraft have arrived in Yangon for use in domestic flight services that would to cover 11 destinations, Xinhua reported citing the local Weekly Eleven News.
The Asian Wings airline is also planning international flights.
At present, there are three domestic airlines in Myanmar - state-owned Myanmar Airways (MA), private-run Air Mandalay and Air Bagan - and one international airline, Myanmar Airways International (MAI).
There are also 13 foreign airlines flying to Yangon, which includes Air China, China Southern Airline, Thai Airways International, Indian Airlines, Qatar Airways, Silk Air, Malaysian Airlines, Bangkok Airways, Mandarin, Jetstar Asia, Phuket Airline, Thai Air Asia and Vietnam Airlines.
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