Myanmar recently ermerged as a beautiful destination for Asia Holidays, due to great local culture value, So in order to boost Myanmar tourism, MAWLAMYINE intent to open direct flight to Yangon, it is joining the international jet set. Thai-based Nok Air has proposed linking the port city, in Mon State, to Mae Sot, on the border with Thailand, the Department of Civil Aviation has confirmed.
Nok Air says it will open the Mae Sot-Mawlamyine route in September and extend it to Yangon the following month. In November the airline says it will launch a Bangkok-Yangon route, flying to and from Don Muang airport.
Nok Air also says that Mae Sot-Mawlamyine service will be operated by the Saab 340B turboprop, capable of carrying 34 passengers, on a trial basis and the airline has applied for permission to operate on a charter basis from DCA Myanmar.
Nok will be the first foreign carrier to connect Mawlamyine by air with the outside world, and it is believed to be the second airline, after Myanma Airways, to serve Mawlamyine airport. Myanma Airways operates flights from Mawlamyine to Yangon, as well as Dawei and Myeik in Tanintharyi Region.
Nok is also studying possible routes connecting Thailand’s Chiang Mai with both Bagan and Yangon.