ANA to resume services to Myanmar, a first in 12 years

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Japan's All Nippon Airways (ANA) is planning to resume services to Myanmar after a 12-year break.

The carrier, which last operated services to the country in 2000, wants to start a Tokyo Narita-Yangon service "at an early timing during this fiscal year", says a spokeswoman.

It has yet to decide on the frequency and the aircraft type it will operate on the route.

"We recognise that Myanmar has great potential in Asia, and as this country is democratised, its economic growth is expected and we will be able to reach, especially, business demand on the route," she adds.

There are no airlines operating services between Tokyo and Yangon, schedules in Innovata show.

The country held by-elections on 1 April, during which opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her party, the National League for Democracy, won 43 seats in parliament.