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Myanmar's national airline to resume service to Thailand, Malaysia

Myanmar's national airline to resume service to Thailand, Malaysia

Myanmar's national airline plans to resume flights to the capitals of Thailand and Malaysia in mid-January, more than two months after service was suspended amid a government crackdown on pro-democracy protests.
Myo Than, assistant general manager of Myanmar Airways International, said details on the number of flights per week to Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur would be released in the coming days when the airline officially announces the resumption of service.
Myanmar Airways halted its daily flights to the two cities in mid-October, two weeks after troops fired on pro-democracy protesters led by Buddhist monks. The crackdown sparked outrage around the world.
The airline said at the time that its London-based insurer had suspended coverage "due to the recent crisis in Myanmar." It did not name the insurance company.
Myo Than declined to comment on whether the London insurer had resumed coverage.
Travel to Myanmar dropped dramatically following globally televised reports of the junta's Sept. 26-27 crackdown.
Hotel occupancy remains low and tour guides say many package tours remain canceled.
In the weeks after the violence, a number of governments, including the United States and Britain, advised their citizens against visiting Myanmar, and several big tour operators called for a boycott on visiting the country.


Updated : 2021-06-18 08:13 GMT+08:00