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Singapore Airlines Flies to Rangoon for First Time

30 October 2012

Singapore Airlines (SIA) launched its maiden flight to Rangoon on Sunday, partly taking over its regional unit Silk Air, which currently offers 16 flights a week to the former Burmese capital. SIA will now fly to Rangoon once a day, while Silk Air will continue to have nine flights weekly. According to a report by Xinhua, the SIA flights will use Boeing 777-200 aircraft, while the Silk Air flights use  single-aisle Airbus A320s. Four other foreign airlines have begun new services to Rangoon since September: Korean Airlines, Qatar Airlines, Taiwan’s EVA Airlines and Japan’s All Nippon Airways.