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Changi Airport welcomes Air Bagan

Air Bagan, a private airline from Myanmar, launched its maiden flight to Singapore on 7th September. The aircraft touched down at Singapore Changi Airport’s Terminal 1 at 1500 hours. The passengers and crew onboard the flight were…

Air Bagan, a private airline from Myanmar, launched its maiden flight to Singapore on 7th September. The aircraft touched down at Singapore Changi Airport’s Terminal 1 at 1500 hours. The passengers and crew onboard the flight were warmly received at a welcome ceremony organised by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS). Besides senior officials from CAAS, the ceremony was attended by His Excellency, Win Myint, Ambassador of Myanmar to Singapore, and Mr Tay Za, Chairman of Air Bagan.

Air Bagan will operate 14 weekly scheduled flights between Singapore and Yangon using an Airbus A310-200 aircraft.

Air Bagan joins two other airlines at Changi Airport in offering passenger flights to Yangon. SilkAir operates 28 weekly scheduled flights between the two cities, while Jetstar Asia Airways operates six weekly scheduled flights. With Air Bagan onboard, there will now be 48 weekly scheduled flights between Singapore and Yangon.

CAAS’ Director-General and Chief Executive Officer, Mr Lim Kim Choon said, “The launch of Air Bagan’s flights comes at an opportune time when growth in passenger traffic between Myanmar and Singapore is at its strongest. Passenger traffic between our two countries reached 156,000 in 2006, representing an impressive growth of 23.5% compared with the previous year. This strong growth has continued into 2007. For the first 6 months of this year, passenger traffic between Myanmar and Singapore grew by a robust 24.5% to reach 92,000 passengers.”

Mr Lim continued, “CAAS would like to encourage Air Bagan to capitalise on this growth in passenger traffic, and consider mounting more flights to Singapore, in particular from new points in Myanmar. Air Bagan can be assured of maximum support by the whole Changi team in its operations to Singapore.”

Vicky Karantzavelou
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