India, Myanmar ink air services agreement

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Published: May 31, 2012

Myanmar and India have signed an air services agreement (ASA) to “enhance direct air connectivity and facilitate easy business interaction, tourism and people-to people exchanges,” the governments said in a joint statement. India’s prime minister Manmohan Singh signed the ASA during a state visit to Myanmar by. In all, 12 agreements were reached. Few details were released; however, The Wall Street Journal reported the ASA would give Indian carriers fifth freedom rights, “allowing them to combine Myanmar with flights to other destinations in Southeast Asia.”

National carrier Myanmar Airways International operates five international routes, comprising Gaya (India), Guangzhou, Siem Reap, a triangulated Bangkok Singapore service and Kuala Lumpur.

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