On March 8th 2011 at Royal Paradise Patong Hotel, Suranat Taweesap, the Managing Director of P.B. Travel Agency Center Co.,Ltd and Tanda Noi, the Marketing Manager of Air Bagan, together make a statement about the opening of Air Bagan.
Suranat said “Air Bagan will provide direct flights between Phuket and Yangon every Monday and Friday. The first flight will be on April 11th 2011. The airline can also provide air tickets including accommodation and tour programs. The costs will be 19,000 baht and 20,900 baht. Flights connecting Yangon to 21 other cities in Burma will also be available.
For problems obtaining a visa to enter Burma, the airline will cooperate with the government of Burma to find ways that make the visa run more convenient. Now, people who want to enter Burma can apply for a visa at immigration which takes about 30 minutes. They require a 30 US dollar fee and 2 photos (2 inch size).”