Air Bagan Comes Back In Myanmar

Air Bagan resumed flights on October 1, just on time before the high season kicks off. The information has been communicated by Daw Yin Myo, public relations and customer service manager at the airline.

“We are ready to begin operating again after a two-month suspension, which was an annual maintenance check on our aircraft,” she said to local reporters.

Air Bagan suspended flights from August 16, and targeted an October return to the skies. In the meantime, it had been code-sharing with Asian Wings Airways while it was not operating.It offers connections to seven cities -with Chiang Mai being the only international destination- and three domestic destinations out of Mandalay.

Air Bagan was started in 2004, and claims to be a 100 percent Myanmar-owned airline. The carrier suspended its flights late July following a July 24 accident that saw one of its ATR-72 aircraft skid off the runway at Yangon International Airport.