The introduction of a new route from Kuala Lumpur to Nay Pyi Taw makes AirAsia the only carrier linking the two capitals.
The Kuala Lumpur-Nay Pyi Taw inaugural service commenced November 10 this year and will be a once-daily frequency. Tickets on this route are already available for booking with the signature all-in fare for as low as RM169 on a one-way journey.
The Nay Pyi Taw route is the second for AirAsia in Myanmar following the route to Yangon, the country's former capital.
AirAsia Group CEO, Tony Fernandes, was delighted to introduce to the traveling public saying the new route will offer Myanmar travelers an opportunity to explore Malaysia without punching a hole n their pockets. The airline is known for its signature all-in fare that has been its trademark since it commenced commercial operations in early 2000s.
Since then, the airline has grown to include nine local subsidiaries across the region with a combined route network virtually covering four major regions in Asia - South, West, Southeast and East Asia plus continental Australia, linking all major capitals and popular destinations in the region.
Yangon was officially stripped off its status as the country's administrative capital following the transfer of all the offices and government ministries to Nay Pyi Taw in November 2005
Today, Nay Pyi Taw is bustling with commercial activities slowly transforming itself into a modern urban center with basic features such as schools, movie theaters, shopping malls, hotels and parks.
The capital also boasts of historical landmarks such as the imposing Uppatasanti Pagoda which is an exact replica of another similar pagoda in Yangon. The 99-meter tall structure was completed in 2008 and houses the famous Buddha tooth relic from China.
Nay Pyi Taw is situated north of the former capital near the central region of the country, approximately 320 kilometers away.
Aside from the Uppatasanti Pagoda, tourist attractions include the Myoma Market, National Herbal Park and Nay Pyi Taw Zoological Gardens & Safari Park, the largest of its kind in Myanmar.
Myanmar will take the chair as host to the annual ASEAN Summit this year which falls on November 12 and 13. As the country's capital, Nay Pyi Taw was selected to host most of the meetings of the event.