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Singapore Airlines To Fly To Yangon

05 September 2012 - Singapore Airlines will launch daily services to Yangon on 28 October 2012 to cater to rapidly growing demand for travel to Myanmar. Together with 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. SIA will 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 popular destination.”

 

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 destination.

 

The flights are subject to government approvals. Details of proposed flight numbers and flight schedules can be found in the table below :-

 

Singapore Airlines Flights

 

Flight number Days of Operation Departure Arrival
SQ998 Daily SIN 0755hrs RGN 0920hrs
SQ997 Daily RGN 1025hrs SIN 1445hrs

 

SilkAir Flights

 

Flight number Days of Operation Departure Arrival
MI518 Daily SIN 1420hrs RGN 1545hrs
MI520 Friday, Sunday SIN 2210hrs RGN 2330hrs
MI517 Daily RGN 1640hrs SIN 2115hrs
MI519 Monday, Saturday RGN 0025hrs SIN 0500hrs

* All times local

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