IMPHAL, November 7: Popular Myanmar web portal www.mizzima.com reported today that Myanmar`s private airline, Golden Myanmar, will operate Mandalay-Imphal new chartered flight on November 21 ahead of the Manipur Sangai Festival next month, quoting the country’s official media, New Light of Myanmar.
The report also said after the festival, scheduled for November 21 to 30, Golden Myanmar will operate regular flights to Imphal using A-230, quoting the same official report.
The new air route operation between India and Myanmar is part of a bilateral air services agreement signed during Indian`s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh`s visit to Myanmar last year, the report further said.
It also said that in the meantime plans are underway to operate a bus service between Imphal and Mandalay.
Golden Myanmar Airline, established in 2012, has been operating several flight routes with Air Bus-320, it said adding a total of 24 international airlines are flying Myanmar and seven airlines are operating domestically.