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Korean Air to launch nonstop flights between Seoul and Yangon in September

Korean Air recently announced it will be launching its flights services between Seoul and Yangon in September this year.

The airline in a statement said Korean Air flights will be launched nonstop between these two cities starting from September 13, 2012.

Korean Air said that it will be deploying a 138-seat Boeing 737-800 aircraft to operate Seoul-Yangon flights four times every week. The flight duration between the two cities will be of six hours.

The airline, however, said that it usually takes up to 10 hours to travel between Yangon and Seoul via connecting flights in Bangkok.

Currently, South Korea and Myanmar do not have any nonstop scheduled services. However, some ad hoc charter flights are operated.

South Korean businessmen are also increasingly exploring business opportunities in Myanmar and trying to expand their network in consumer markets in Southeast Asia. With the launching of the flights between Seoul and Yangon, there is likely to be boost in the economy of the two countries.