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New flights from Tokyo to Yangon, why the French are lighting up Cambodia, and Japan gets creative.

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Flight Path No.03

Burma in business


Plane: 737-700er
Airline: ANA
Route: Tokyo to Yangon
Frequency: Three times a week

Just a few years ago, the chances of All Nippon Airways launching a business-class-only service to Burma would have seemed impossibly remote. Now the picture is very different and, in October 2012, after a 12-year absence from the country, ANA began a new thrice-weekly service between Tokyo Narita and Yangon.

As the country emerges from authoritarian rule, demand for air services is surging. Nearly every airline in Asia…


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