Thursday, 12 June 2014

Golden Myanmar to resume Imphal-Mandalay flight

IMPHAL, June 8: Myanmar private airline, the Golden Myanmar Airlines will once again start its chartered Mandalay-Imphal flight from June 27, said proprietor KB Enterprises Kunjabihari during a press conference at the Hotel Imphal.

Special secretary, Transport, H Luxmikumar said that the flight was made operational some months back with a tie-up between KB Enterprises and the airlines.

Being a new route, certain issues had risen, however, it is hoped that the problems would be sorted out soon, he observed.

All process for the June 27 schedule for the restarting of the flight have been completed, he continued before adding that VAT charge has been increased to 20 percent increasing the ticket prices, he continued.

If the government is pressed from all sides to develop the air-connectivity, and the route promoted, tourism will see a major bloom, he said.

He continued process is on to improve the road connectivity between Imphal and Mandalay through bus service, for which the required documents have already been submitted to the Transport and External Affairs ministries.

Process has also begun to introduce helicopter service in the State, said P Kunjabihari.

In the first phase, helicopter service for Imphal-Tamenglong, Imphal-Jiribam, Imphal-Moreh will be introduced soon, he said.

Elaborating on the high ticket price of the Imphal-Myanmar flight service, he said the high rate is because of the costly ground service and because it is a chartered flight, however, the ticket rates could be reduced once it becomes regular service which is possible only if the number of passengers is high.

source: Kangla Online
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