This report, in Myanmar Times, may be of interest to TP readers.
Vietnam Airlines is offering promotional rates to encourage tourists from Vietnam to visit Myanmar, as well as travellers from Europe and other Asian countries to come Myanmar via Vietnam.
The airline will offer a round-trip promotional fare of about US$210 – excluding taxes – from Yangon to Hanoi from March 2 to the end of April, compared to a regular one-way fare of $195 or a round-trip fare of $260.
Ticketing agents are, however, quoting fares of between $225 to $230, including all taxes, for the promotional one-way fare and about $290 for a round-trip ticket.
Vietnam Airlines said it will also offer promotional fares for transit customers travelling on from Hanoi, such as $470 to South Korea, $670 to Japan, or France and Germany, excluding taxes.
The airline operates four flights a week – on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday – using a 79-seat Fokker-70 aircraft and plans to add a fifth scheduled flight, using an Airbus A320, in time for Myanmar’s peak tourism season later in 2010.
It launched the inaugural flight on March 2.