PH inks new air agreement with Myanmar


Posted at May 21 2014 05:21 PM | Updated as of May 22 2014 01:21 AM

MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines has signed a new air agreement with Myanmar.

The memorandum of understanding on air services was signed by the two countries on Tuesday.
CAB executive director Carmelo Arcilla said the new deal allows the designated airlines of the Philippines and Myanmar a total of 3,780 seats a week or three flights a day between Manila and points in Myanmar.

At present, Myanmar has three international airports.
Arcilla said both countries agreed on unlimited traffic rights between all points in the Philippines, except Manila, and all points in Myanmar.
Both countries also agreed to update the current Air Services Agreement, which was originally signed in 1979.
"Myanmar is a rapidly growing economy of about 60 million people, with a potential for the development of direct connectivity with the Philippines," Arcilla said.

Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific have earlier expressed interest in mounting direct flights to Myanmar.