More Thai airline plans to fly Myanmar

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One more Thai airline, the Thai Lion Air (TLA), is planning to fly between Bangkok and Yangon starting from July 22, Myanmar state media reported on Tuesday.

The low-cost airline is one of the subsidiaries of Indonesia’s Lion Air group which registered in Thailand.

TLA will operate twice daily from Bangkok to Yangon, offering free 30 kg checked-in baggage and free 15 kg of sport equipment to every passenger, the state media quoted Captain Darsito Hendrosepputro, managing director of TLA, as saying.

Currently, there are five airlines flying to Myanmar from Thailand, which are Thai Airways, Thai Smile, Bangkok Airways, NOK Air and Air Asia.

Myanmar airlines flying Bangkok are Myanmar National Airlines and Myanmar Airways International with daily flights.

Meanwhile, a Netherlandish airline, the Royal Dutch KLM, will also fly Yangon soon, according to an aviation agreement signed between Myanmar and the Netherlands on Monday.

There are now 25 international airlines flying Myanmar in addition to 10 domestic airlines, media reports said.

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