On Wednesday, Singapore Airlines announced that they will be offering daily flights to Yangon, starting on October 28. The airline is taking over these flights from its subsidiary, SilkAir because they want to capitalize on the increasing demand for flights to Myanmar. The flights will be operated on a Boeing 777-200 widebody aircraft, which has 323 seats. That makes 55% more seats from the currently-used Airbus A320 aircraft.
SilkAir currently operates 16 flights a week to Yangon. Once Singapore Airlines starts offering flights, they will still operate nine of theirs. Mak Swee Wah, executive vice president commercial for Singapore Airlines, said that the demand for flights to Myanmar have been growing steadily in both the leisure and business travel sectors. This is in part due to the changes in government and the other sweeping changes that have happened in the country.
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