Travel Newsletter (December 2012)

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With the recent moves in Myanmar to led a resurgence of both tourism and business interest in the country, many airline carriers have launched or increase services to Myanmar to face the growing demand.

Dragon Air

Dragon Air is set to become the latest carrier to tap into Myanmar market, with planned 4 weekly Hong Kong – Yangon Airbus A321 service, starting the 9th of January 2013.

There will be 24 seats in Business Class and 148 in economy.  The flight will leave Hong Kong on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 2120 for a 2335 arrival in Myanmar’s capital. The return leg, meanwhile, will depart at 0100 on Mondays, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays and touch down at Hong Kong at 0600.

Golden Myanmar Airline

Golden Myanmar Airlines is the latest company to join the Myanmar domestic Airline Industry. Golden Myanmar will launch its first flight Yangon Mandalay route on the 11th January 2013 nine times a week using an Airbus A320 with 180 economy seats.

Golden Myanmar has adopted for a low cost model to offer a Kyats 27 000 airfare when other airlines charge Kyats 80 000 for a Yangon Mandalay flight.

A second Airbus A320 will be added soon. Golden Airlines plans to add one new aircraft every six months and to extend his network to the rest of the ASEAN region, the Middle East, Europe, the USA and Australia in the next few years.

LA MAISON BIRMANE

La Maison Birmane is a new small charming Inn located in the small town of Nyaung Shwe at the edge of Inle Lake. It consists of 3 spacious bungalows and one villa with two bedrooms. The bungalows are 35 square meters and the villa, 55 square meters offering 24 hours electricity, Wi–Fi service, room-service, hot and cold water.

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