Thailand – Nok Air unveils Myanmar routes

Nok Air plans to operate two new routes from Tak’s Mae Sot district to Myanmar in preparation for the establishment of the Mae Sot special economic zone and the Asean Economic Community (AEC).




Nok Air’s fourth B737-800, named Nok Naanfah, joins the fleet in July 2012. (File photo)


Nok Air board director Somchainuek Engtrakul and chief executive Patee Sarasin on Sunday led 20 airline executives to board a Nok Air survey flight from Mae Sot to Myanmar’s Mawlamyine (formerly Moulmein) ahead of the airline’s plan to operate services on that route.

The budget airline also plans to introduce flights between Mae Sot and Yangon.

The move follows a recent agreement between Thailand and Myanmar to permanently open the Mae Sot border checkpoint to boost cross-border trade and tourism. It also aims to capitalise on the 2015 launch of the AEC.

Source:  Bangkok Post


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