Singapore Airlines is launching daily services to Yangon on 28 October as it sees the fast-growing Myanmar market justifying a widebody service.
Together with regional subsidiary SilkAir, the SIA Group will serve Yangon with 16 weekly flights. SilkAir currently operates 16 weekly flights to Yangon with single-aisle Airbus
SIA will take over seven of those flights with larger 323-seat Boeing 777-200 widebody aircraft, increasing weekly seat capacity by 55%.
“Demand has been growing strongly for both business and leisure travel to Myanmar, and Singapore Airlines looks forward to serving the country for the first time,” said SIA executive vice president commercial, Mak Swee Wah, who is also chairman of SilkAir.