Nok Air makes Mawlamyine its first Myanmar point
Nok Air has begun its first flights to Myanmar on 1 September, commencing a short 154-kilometre hop across the border from Mae Sot (MAQ) to Mawlamyine (MNU). Daily operations will be flown by 34-seat Saab 340s, with no competition currently. This first Myanmar route will be shortly joined by another, as Nok Air plans to start four times weekly 737-800 operations from Bangkok Don Mueang to Yangon on 1 November. Nok Air thus becomes the first carrier to launch international services to Mawlamyine, joining Myanma Airways which operates domestic routes from the airport.