Eager to expand its reach in Southeast Asia, flydubai has officially begun operating flights to Yangon in Myanmar.
The new daily flights are codeshared with Emirates Airline and will operate from Terminal 3 at Dubai International (DXB).
Senior vice president, commercial operations – UAE, GCC, Subcontinent and Africa, flydubai, Sudhir Sreedharan enthused on the new service: “We are delighted to start our new daily service to Yangon, as we see flydubai’s network expand further East. We are confident that the new service will not only support the trade links between the UAE and Myanmar but also become a popular route for passengers travelling from the UAE and the GCC, and for those connecting to Europe and the USA with Emirates. It’s a wonderful way to conclude our 10th year of operations.”
Also commenting was chief operating officer, Yangon Aerodrome Company Limited (operator of Yangon International Airport), Jose Angeja: “We are delighted to receive a new international airline, which will not only maintain a direct flight to Middle East – Dubai, as the main feeder of the European and American markets to Yangon, but also for adding a new route to Krabi (Thailand), increasing Yangon International Airport’s connections portfolio, which will definitely increase the number of passengers and visitors to Myanmar, as well as promote tourism in this particular case, amongst the three regions.”
Myanmar is becoming a popular tourist destination because of its pristine beaches, natural topography, deep culture and stunning Buddhist temples and monasteries.