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Myanmar National Airlines (MNA) announced on August 18 that it will resume international air routes from Yangon to Singapore, Hong Kong (China) and Taiwan (China) by early next year after 22 years of hiatus.

The carrier will conduct daily flights between Yangon and Singapore from Sunday to Friday. To carry out the plan, MNA will acquire 10 new aircraft by 2020, including six Boeing 737-800NGs and four 737 8sMAX. 


Besides MNA, Myanmar currently has three other carriers running international routes, namely Myanmar Airways International (MAI), Air Bagan and Golden Myanmar Airways.

MAI flies to a number of international destinations but both Air Bagan and Golden Myanmar only operate one international route from Yangon to Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Myanmar expects to receive about 4.5 million visitors this year, up nearly 30 percent from 2014.-VNA