Mae Sot Airport has become more vibrant as Nok Air yesterday inaugurated its daily flight to Mawlamyine to serve mainly Thai and foreign businessmen penetrating deeper into Myanmar.
Mawlamyine is the fourth largest city of Myanmar, situated 300 kilometres southeast of Yangon and 70km south of Thaton at the mouth of the Thanlwin River.
To boost air traffic ahead of the Asean Economic Community, on October 1, Myanmar gave permission for a direct flight from the Thai city on the northern border.
Nok Air also connects Mae Sot to Yangon with a daily service. Thitiporn Kasomson, an executive of Asia One Travel, said Thai businessmen were enthusiastic about Myanmar’s economic prospects and this service would facilitate trade and investment in Mawlamyine.