Myanma Airways to launch Osaka flight

OSAKA - Myanma Airways International said it will inaugurate a flight linking Myanmar's biggest metropolis Yangon and Osaka via the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh three times a week on Oct 8.

This will be the first scheduled flight, though technically operated as a charter service, to Cambodia from Osaka's Kansai International Airport, according to the airport operator. This will also be the first flight to Myanmar since March 2000 when All Nippon Airways discontinued a service to and from the Osaka gateway.

The Myanmar flag carrier stands to benefit from strong demand from Japanese tourists visiting Buddhist heritage sites in Myanmar. Counting on demand from business travellers, the airline is considering upgrading the service from a charter to a regular scheduled flight, it added.

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