State-run Myanmar Airways International said it will start a flight to connect Yangon and Japan’s third largest city Osaka from October 8.
The flight service will be provided via the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh three times a week.
This will be the first flight from Myanmar since March 2000 when All Nippon Airways halted a service to and from Osaka.
Although technically operated as a charter service, this will be the first scheduled flight to Cambodia from Osaka’s Kansai International Airport.
The Myanmar flag carrier stands to benefit from strong demand from Japanese tourists visiting Buddhist heritage sites in Myanmar.
Amid the surging number of business travellers to Myanmar, the airline is considering upgrading the service from a charter to a regular scheduled flight, it said.