ETW Staff – Mumbai
Bangkok Airways, has recently announced its latest expansion to Myanmar by offering non-stop flights from Bangkok to Nay Pyi Taw, the capital city of The Republic of the Union of Myanmar. Commencing on 30 September 2013, the airline will be the first scheduled foreign air carrier to service this route and the only Thai airline that serves all three main cities of Myanmar.
Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth, Bangkok Airways’ president said, “It has long been our plan to cover the three key cities of Myanmar by the end of this September. The first city was Yangon where Bangkok Airways has been offering 3 daily flights from Bangkok and soon to be 4 flights per day starting from 27 October 2013. Secondly, Mandalay service will commence on 15 September 2013 offering 4 non-stop flights per week. Lastly, the capital city of Myanmar – Nay Pyi Taw, from 30 September 2013 with 3 non-stop flights per week. Majority of our passengers on the direct Bangkok – Nay Pyi Taw flights will be businessmen and government officials. The other two routes will most likely be mainly tourists”.
Bangkok Airways will offer flights with 70-seater ATR72 aircraft for Myanmar. The outbound flight PG721 will depart Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) at 17.00hrs and arrive Nay Pyi Taw Airport at 19.00hrs. The inbound flight PG722 will depart Nay Pyi Taw Airport at 19.30hrs and arrive Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) at 22.30hrs.
Moreover, all Bangkok Airways flights offer a convenient and smooth transit at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport for passengers from Korea, Japan and Europe to connect to Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw and Mandalay. All passengers of Bangkok Airways can enjoy a boutique lounge at Suvarnabhumi. For Bangkok Airways’ business class – the Blue Ribbon Club or passengers with FlyerBonus Premier Membership can enjoy extra treats at the Blue Ribbon Club Lounge.