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Burma’s national carrier, Myanmar Airways International (MAI), launched its first charter flight from Pusan, South Korea, to Rangoon on Friday.
MAI began charter flight services operating as a code share with Korean Air as well as Asiana Airlines last year.
Aye Mra Tha, MAI’s marketing executive said, “We began introducing code-share flights to South Korea and Japan last year and on 21 February. We ran our own charter flight from the Pusan International Airport.”
Aye Mra Tha said that the charter flights are now available to South Korea and Japan at a fee of US$6,000 per hour. However the cost may vary depending on the airport of arrival.
“We have airbuses with a 120 and 180-seat capacity, available for the charter flights depending on the number of passengers.”
She said the MAI is looking to run regular flights to the two countries.
The MAI currently operates daily flights to Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Guangzhou, Gaya, Phnom Penh and Siem Reap.