BUSINESS – Philippine, Singaporean airlines to launch direct flights between Manila and Rangoon

Philippine airline Cebu Pacific Air and Singaporean airline Tigerair will introduce direct flights between Rangoon and Manila in the near future, according to Burma’s Department of Civil Aviation.  Aviation authorities of Burma and the Philippines signed a memorandum of understanding in May to launch direct flight services, though details have not yet been hashed out. This decision comes on the heels of a visa-exemption agreement that the Philippines and Burma signed late last year.