COVID local transmission changes Magway flight route

The operation of Sittway-Ann route has changed to Yangon-Nyaung-U–Magway-Yangon route. Photo:Zayyatu (Magway)
The operation of Sittway-Ann route has changed to Yangon-Nyaung-U–Magway-Yangon route. Photo:Zayyatu (Magway)

With the local transmission of coronavirus arising in Sittway township in Rakhine State, Magway flight route has been changed to Yangon-Nyaung U-Magway routes instead of Sittway-Ann-Magway route, according to Magway Myanmar National Airlines (MNA) branch office. The operation of old flight route is suspended starting from 21 August for two months. “The MNA head office has instructed on Friday evening to Magway office branch that Sittway-Ann-Magway route needs to suspend for two weeks starting from this Friday. The operation of Yangon-Magway routes will not be suspended, though. The flight route will be changed to Yangon-Nyaung-U–Magway-Yangon route from Nyaung-U starting today,” said U San Htway from Magway MNA branch office.
The flight routes from Magway region suspended with the outbreak of COVID-19 have been resumed for only one and a half months. During the one and a half months, Magway-Ann-Sittway route has been carrying an estimate of about 20 passengers aboard while Magway-Yangon route has about 15 passengers on board. The operation of express passenger buses has also been suspended in both Rakhine State and Magway Region starting from 21 August because of their land border being shared, said U San Htay, the Minbu district administrator.—Zayyatu (Magway) (Translated by Hay Mar)

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