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Myanmar and Yangon desperately need more airport capacity, as the rush of tourists flow in.

Qatar Airways will resume flying to Myanmar’s biggest city in the latest indicator of international interest in the Southeast Asian nation as it boosts its welcome to investors and tourism. Taiwan’s EVA Airways recently announced it will begin Yangon-Bangkok-Taipei flights on Oct. 19.

Deputy Director of Civil Aviation Nweni Win Kyaw told AP several other airlines have recently announced direct flights to Yangon, including Korean Air, Japan’s ANA and Germany’s Condor. Thirteen international airlines currently fly to Myanmar.

Korean Air resumed flights in September and ANA will resume its Narita-Yangon flights in mid-October.

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