Myanmar’s government has agreed to allow privately owned Air Bagan to begin flying to neighboring Thailand and China starting from October, an airline official told Agence France Presse.
“We have received clearance for direct flights to Bangkok and China starting in October. Well be the first private Myanmar airline allowed to fly to international destinations,” Air Bagan’s marketing director Pwint Mar Han told AFP.
The airline had not yet decided which city in China the new flight would serve.
Another official at the airline said Air Bagan hoped to win permission for a future flight to Siem Reap, the gateway to Cambodia’s famed Angkor Wat temple complex.