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MAS to fly daily between Kuala Lumpur and Yangon

27 Aug 2010

Malaysia Airlines (MAS) is increasing the frequency of its Kuala Lumpur-Yangon service with two additional flights, set to take off from September 2, 2010.

The new flights are scheduled to fly every Tuesday and Thursday, enabling the carrier to provide a daily service between the two destinations.

The two-hour-45-minute flight leaves the Malaysian capital at 1005 with arrival in Yangon at 1115. The return trip departs at 1215, landing in Kuala Lumpur at 1630.

Yangon is a growing destination for business travel with other airlines such as THAI Airways and Indian Airlines providing links to the city.

MAS said the additional flights will cater to growing demand. From January to June of this year, its Kuala Lumpur-Yangon route has increased by 39 percent year-on-year.

Steps are being made to ease travel into the Burmese city with a visa-on-arrival service being introduced in May. However, the service is temporarily suspended until November as a review of the system is being conducted (see news).

For more information, visit www.malaysiaairlines.com

Alisha Haridasani

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