Air Bagan recently launched daily roundtrip service between Singapore and Yangon, the capital of Myanmar. The flight, which uses an Airbus A310-200 aircraft, is the third scheduled carrier to fly the route. Adding Air Bagan’s 14 weekly scheduled flights to SilkAir’s 28 and Jetstar Asia’s six brings the weekly flight total between the two cities to 48.
The Yangon-Singapore leg leaves Yangon at 11:00 a.m., arriving at Singapore’s Changi International Airport at 3 p.m. The return flight depart Changi at 4:10 p.m. and reaches Yangon at 5:20. All times are local.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) reported the number of passengers between the two countries in the January to June time period of this year at 92,000 passengers, represent a 24.5% increase over the same period in 2006. Traffic in 2006 reached 156,000 for a 23.5% increase over the previous year.
The Myanmar Ambassador to Singapore, Win Myint, and representatives of the CAAS welcomed the passengers and crew of the first flight in a ceremony at Changi. Changi International Airport’s 80 scheduled airlines fly to over 190 cities in 59 countries, flying 4,200 flights weekly.