Myanmar airline to fly Bagan Siem Reap

Myanmar’s national airline is set to inaugurate a new route which will link two of Southeast Asia’s most famous tourism sites. Myanmar National Airlines will launch a route connecting Bagan and Siem Reap, the gateway to Cambodia’s Angkor Wat complex, next April.

The details regarding flight frequencies still have to be finalised. The direct air links are the fruits of a memorandum of understanding signed by Myanmar tourism-minister Ohn Maung and his Cambodian counterpart, Thong Khon.

The MoU will also see official tourism agencies in both nations promote the route with the launch of special packages. Myanmar Travel Association boss Thet Lwin Toh said the frequency would likely be three times a week each way to begin with, but might be tweaked later on in response to demand.

12GO ASIA says both Bagan and Angkor Wat are heaven for culture vultures, history fans and travellers who like their sights to be spectacular. The two complexes are immense and home to a combined total of thousands of temples, pagodas and peerless statues.




Thai rail operator to up train capacities for New Year holidays

A senior Transport Ministry official told reporters the State Railway of Thailand would be increasing passenger train capacities over the New Year holidays. Anon Luangboribun stated that the total daily capacity would be increased to 120,000 passengers for the period between 29 December and 3 January.

14 December 2017

Thai Transport Ministry tells national bus operator to shape up

Thailand’s deputy transport minister says the national bus operator has been told to be more competitive. Pairin Chuchotethaworn says senior Transport Company (baw-kaw-saw) officials have been told they need to up their game and offer viable alternatives to budget airlines. 

14 December 2017

Phuket introduces pilot tracker app for public buses

The weekend saw the introduction of a tracking app for buses on Phuket Island. Mobile smartphone and tablet users who download the Bus Beam app will eventually be able to check the progress and location of all the island’s buses as well as intercity ones.

13 December 2017