Korean Air to begin direct flights to Myanmar
Korean Air Lines Co., Korea's leading airline, said Tuesday that it will launch direct flight services to the Myanmarese capital of Yangon in September.
The flag carrier said the flights connecting Incheon International Airport, west of Seoul, and Yangon International Airport will greatly reduce travel time and add to passenger convenience.
Four weekly flights will be offered starting on Sept. 13, with travel time to be cut from around 10 hours at present to six hours.
Since there are currently no direct flights from Korea, people must transfer in a third country to reach Yangon, which adds to the overall travel time and causes inconvenience.
Korean Air also said that it will use the 138-seat Boeing 737-800 passenger jets on the route. All seats on the plane will be equipped with personal audio and video entertainment systems that will enhance comfort for passengers. (Yonhap)