- Thai tourists top the list of Myanmar’s tourist arrivals this year
- Myanmar to allow tourists through Kayin border
- Peninsula group to open hotel in Yangon
- French firm to invest in Myanmar’s tourism industry
- Japanese business travellers flock to Myanmar
- Tourists to Inle region surge 50 percent
- Inle floating market nearly disappearing
- Mandalay to build 20 hotels providing over 1400 rooms
- More passports issued in this summer
- Myanmar starts online tour guide services
Published on Monday, 12 November 2012 18:58
A 767-300 ER aircraft from Condor arrived Yangon International Airport (Photo - EMG)
Germany’s Condor Airlines launched direct flights to Yangon on November 6.
The airline operates weekly flights from Frankfurt to Yangon using a 268-seat Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft.
Condor Airlines had flight services to Myanmar between November 1995 and April 1996. Founded in 1995, it has operations in over 60 countries across Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America.
After significant reforms in the country, five other airlines have begun operating direct flights to Yangon since end-September: All Nippon Airways, Qatar Airways, EVA Air, Korean Air and Singapore Airlines.
Hong Kong-based Dragon Air will start operating direct flights to Yangon starting Jan 9, 2013, the airline said in October.
Yangon International Airport has 2.5 million passengers a year. Myanmar is building a new international airport in Bago, about 50 miles away from Yangon, to accommodate the increasing numbers of travellers. The new airport is set to accommodate 25 million travellers and will be completed in three years.