Myanmar Airways launches Chennai-Yangon Direct Flight Services

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Myanmar Airways International (MAI), a private airline, has recently started operating direct non-stop flights between Chennai and Yangon to enhance connectivity between India and Myanmar.

The airliner confirmed that an Embraer E190LR aircraft, which has a seating capacity of 98 seats – six in business class and 92 in economy class – will be operated between the two cities. Chennai is the latest city to be served by MAI after Delhi, Kolkata, and Gaya.

Chennai Airport Welcomes Maiden Flight

On Saturday, the maiden flight arrived at Chennai airport and was greeted with a traditional water salute by officials of the Airports Authority of India, among others, according to a press release. Nearly 48 passengers arrived in Chennai from Yangon, while 70 passengers travelled from Chennai to Yangon on the inaugural flight.

Honouring 75 Years of Cordial Ties

The launch of new flights in 2023 marks 75 years of cordial ties between India and Myanmar, the press release stated. The Honorary Consul of Myanmar Professor Ranganathan J, along with Chennai Airport Director S S Raju, officially inaugurated the launch of the service by lighting a traditional lamp at the international departure terminal in the city.

Enhanced Travel Convenience

The new flight connection aims to mutually benefit and improve trade as well as the health and leisure tourism sectors of both countries. With the launch of non-stop flights of Myanmar Airways International, travellers from Chennai can now easily visit tourist destinations in the neighbouring country including Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan, and Ngapali Beach among others.

The flights will operate every Saturday, and the aircraft will depart from Yangon at 8 AM local time and arrive in Chennai at 10.15 AM. In the return direction, the flight from Chennai will leave at 11.15 AM and arrive in Yangon at 3.15 PM.

Myanmar Airways International: Extensive International and Domestic Operations

Myanmar Airways International currently operates in 18 international destinations and 18 domestic destinations, with seamless interline arrangements with 34 carriers, according to a company release. Myanmar Airlines International is represented by the STIC Travel Group in the country.

This new direct Chennai-Yangon flight service is expected to enhance connectivity and convenience for travellers between India and Myanmar while promoting tourism and trade opportunities.

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