ANA to resume Myanmar flights

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Published: April 19, 2012

All Nippon Airways (ANA) will resume regular flights to Myanmar’s Yangon International (RGN) for the first time in 12 years.

According to Reuters, recent elections in the country have prompted moves to relax sanctions against it.

“We are making preparations to be able to start flights as soon as possible,” ANA president Shinichiro Ito said in a news conference. The airline was considering direct flights between Tokyo Narita and RGN, he added.

The problem many carriers face in trying to access Myanmar is its poor infrastructure. One source told ATW the country’s aircraft fleet is “minute” and made up mainly of aging turboprops.

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