AirAsia To Fly Kuala Lumpur – Yangon Route Next Month

Malaysian low cost carrier AirAsia has announced it will launch direct flights between its Kuala Lumpur base and Yangon in Myanmar from 20 July 2010. The daily service, which will be flown using the airline’s 180-seat Airbus A320 aircraft, completes AirAsia’s coverage of the 10 countries under the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) grouping from Malaysia.


Flight AK 850 departs Kuala Lumpur at 1545 hrs, arriving in Yangon at 1700 hrs. The return flight, AK 851, takes off from Yangon International Airport at 1745 hrs and lands back at Kuala Lumpur International Airport’s Low Cost Carrier Terminal at 2155 hrs. When launched, the service will complement AirAsia’s existing flights between Bangkok and Yangon. The airline is targeting leisure traffic fed from its regional network and its long-haul affiliate AirAsia X, as well as Burmese working in Malaysia for the route.


Yangon is renowned for its Buddhist pagodas built in a variety of architectural styles, such as the Botahtaung Pagoda, Sule Pagoda and the Swedagon Pagoda, the country’s most sacred and honoured pagoda adorned with 8 tons of gold and precious gems. Other attractions in the city include the National Races Village, National Museum, Allied War Memorial and unspoilt beaches in the vicinity at Chaungta, Ngapali and Ngwe Saung facing the Bay of Bengal.


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