Biman Bangladesh Airlines, the national flag carrier of Bangladesh, will launch direct flights to Yangon from the neighbouring country’s capital Dhaka this month, company officials said.
Biman will start operating two weekly commercial schedule flights using its Boeing 737-800 from December 9.
Myanmar and Bangladesh have been working to re-establish direct air link to connect Yangon and Dhaka after Biman stopped its flight between the cities in 2007 citing “huge losses”.
Biman’s Boeing 737 in this route will have a seating capacity of 12 business class and 150 economy class passengers.
The flights will be operated following the air service agreement signed in August between the Civil Aviation Authorities of Bangladesh and Myanmar. In January 2012, Myanmar and Bangladesh agreed to launch new bilateral air services in line with international air transport developments.