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Khurshed Alam Chowdhury, civil aviation and tourism secretary, and Mofizur Rahman, managing director of Novoair, attend the launch of the airline’s international flights from Dhaka to Yangon yesterday. Photo: Novoair
Novoair yesterday started an international flight to Yangon in Myanmar.
The airline will run three weekly flights between Dhaka and Yangon on Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays with Embraer ERJ145 aircraft, the carrier said in a statement.
The airline will charge Tk 22,222 for a two-way ticket, according to the statement.
Novoair is also offering a travel package for tourists at Tk 29,522 per person on a twin share basis with a three-day and two-night package, including visa processing and hotel booking.
The flight will improve communication between the two countries and help in strengthening bilateral relations in financial and diplomatic terms, Khurshed Alam Chowdhury, civil aviation and tourism secretary, said at the event as the chief guest.
Novoair has been fully compliant of regulations till now, has proved its quality of service on the domestic routes and hopefully will continue its dedication to service on international routes as well, he said.
“Myanmar is an attractive place for tourism with natural beauty and historically important sites, and it has been open to foreign investment since 2010,” said Mofizur Rahman, managing director of Novoair.
Many global investors are now setting up businesses in Myanmar, especially in the field of oil, gas, energy, mineral, telecom, banking, infrastructure and tourism sectors, he said.
The number of foreign businesses in the country is on a gradual rise, Rahman said.
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The direct flight introduced by a private airline, NOVOAIR, between Dhaka and Yangon will help boost communication between the two countries in economic and diplomatic fronts, said Civil Aviation and Tourism Ministry Secretary Khorshed Alam Chowdhury on Tuesday. “Relationship between Bangladesh and Myanmar will be strengthened benefiting the two countries,” he said while inaugurating NOVOAIR’s first flight on international routes. Myanmar Ambassador in Dhaka Myo Myint Than and high officials of NOVOAIR were also present. Speaking as the chief guest, Khorshed Alam said NOVOAIR pledged to provide the highest standard services and facilities to the passengers. “NOVOAIR has already proved its best service to the passengers on domestic routes. We hope this rhythm will continue to operate flights on its international route, too,” he said. The Civil Aviation Secretary said the new international route will play a vital role in strengthening diplomatic relations between the two countries. Managing Director of NOVOAIR Ltd Mofizur Rahman said Myanmar is one of the most attractive places for tourists. “Since 2010, when Myanmar opened for foreign investment, many global investors are now setting-up their businesses in Myanmar, especially on oil, gas, energy, mineral, telecommunication, banking, infrastructure, tourism and many other sectors,” he said emphasizing the necessity of direct flights from Dhaka, according to a news agency. RI