14 June 2010
AirAsia is to launch direct daily flights to the beautiful city of Yangon in Myanmar. The new route will commence services from 20 July 2010.
To celebrate the introduction of this new route, AirAsia is offering all-in-fares between Kuala Lumpur and Yangon from as low as RM29 (US$10) one way. Booking starts from today, 14 June 2010 until 20 June 2010, for travel between 20 July 2010 and 8 May 2011. Promotional seats are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Terms and conditions apply.
AirAsia’s foray into South East Asia’s largest country, Myanmar, from its Kuala Lumpur hub completes the ten countries under the ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) network. AirAsia already flies to Yangon from its Bangkok hub with daily flights.
Ms Kathleen Tan, Regional Head of Commercial AirAsia said, “Myanmar will see a big boost in their tourist entries with this new direct daily flight from Kuala Lumpur to Yangon, as our guests from Europe, China, India, Australia and around the ASEAN region utilizing our Kuala Lumpur hub now has a more affordable option to travel to Myanmar. AirAsia’s affordable fares will also enable the Burmese workforce in Malaysia to return home and visit their families more often. Avid travelers and backpackers looking for the Asian experience can now add Myanmar to their list, as AirAsia’s entry into this market offers greater connectivity options from our Kuala Lumpur hub at a much lower fare.”
The city of Yangon is home to mesmerising Buddhist pagodas of diverse architectural style and structures, such as the Swedagon Pagoda, the most sacred and honourable pagoda in Myanmar, made from eight tonnes of gold and adorned with precious gems like diamonds, rubies, sapphires and emeralds. Other must-see attractions in Yangon include the Sule Pagoda, Botahtaung Pagoda, the National Races Village, National Museum, War Memorial and Yangon Zoological Garden.
Myanmar’s southern uninterrupted coastline facing the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea provides beach lovers with unspoilt beaches such as the breathtaking Ngapali, Ngwe Saung (Silver Beach) and Chaungta.