November 1, 2018
NEOS Airlines, Milan-based airline has officially launched its Yangon-Milan direct charter flight on October 31, with a chartered Boeing 767-300 ERW on Mondays and Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner every Wednesday.
The Boeing flight arrived at the Yangon International Airport on October 31 at 3 pm, after departing from Phu Quoc, Viet Nam, as part of its Viet Nam-Yangon-Milan route.
Through the arrangement of Orchestra Travel and Tours Co Ltd, the 35 passengers arriving on this flight were from Milan, and the flight stopped over in Phu Quoc, Viet Nam before landing at Yangon International Airport, said Dr. Aung Myat Kyaw, Managing-Director of Orchestra Travel Co.
The direct maiden flight carries 250 passengers, and the plan to carry over 300 passengers will be used for the flight at the end of December, said Dr. Aung Myat Kyaw.
Neos Air’s Traffic Rights and Sales Director, Ms. Ilaria Toia said that NEOS airline is thefirst European airline that will connect Europe, Milan to Myanmar, Yangon.
“We start operation with Boeing 767-300ER. But, starting from December, two days after Christmas, we will operate to this destination with our brand new aircraft Boeing 787,” she said.
The Ministry of Transport and Communications, Ministry of Hotels and Tourism and related ministries, partner organizations and travel companies are also making efforts for attracting tourists from Europe.
According to statistics from the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, the number of travellers from Italy to Myanmar for the period of up to September last year reached 11,976, though the number declined by 14.6 per cent to 10,221 visitors.