HONG KONG-BASED Dragonair will commence a new four-times weekly service to Yangon, Myanmar on January 9 next year – provided the government gives its nod.
The new service will enhance Dragonair’s presence in the region and provide a significant boost to both leisure and business traffic between Hong Kong and Myanmar.
The airline intends to operate the new service with Airbus A321 aircraft, departing Hong Kong every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
Besides connecting passengers from around the world with Myanmar, Dragonair will offer passengers from Myanmar a greater choice and convenience in flying onwards to mainland China via its own network, or to other destinations worldwide via Cathay Pacific Airways, through the Hong Kong hub.
In addition to the new Yangon service, Dragonair will also be increasing frequencies to a number of destinations in its winter schedule, effective from October 28. Services to Phnom Penh will rise from seven to 10 flights per week, while an extra flight has been added to Kota Kinabalu, making a total of six weekly flights to the Malaysian destination.
As well, the airline is set to resume services to Haikou, Hainan, with a daily flight commencing October 28.