Korean Air launched direct flight services between Seoul Incheon and Yangon international airports on September 13, inaugurating the route with a fully booked flight that landed in Yangon on schedule at 10:15pm.
Budget carrier Thai AirAsia plans to launch international flights to Bagan and Nay Pyi Taw before the 2013 Southeast Asian Games, the airline’s chief executive officer told The Myanmar Times last week.
The Shan State government has given the green light to a 622-acre hotel zone near Ingyin village on the eastern side of Inle Lake, about 26 kilometres (16 miles) from Nyaungshwe.
Singapore Airlines will begin daily services to Yangon on October 28 to cater to rapidly growing demand for travel to Myanmar, the airline announced last week.
Myanmar welcomed almost 300,000 foreign visitors in the first seven months of the year, up 37.5 percent on the same period in 2011, figures from the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism show.
State-run Myanma Airways last week inked an agreement with United Arab Emirates-based Dnata to jointly carry out ground handling services at Yangon International Airport.