flydubai (FZ, Dubai Int'l) has announced in a press release that it will launch a new service to Yangon and Krabi on December 10, 2019. The route will be the carrier's first South-East Asian service since the suspension of a route to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi in March 2018.

Flights will operate daily from Dubai Int'l via Yangon to the Thai beach resort.

The carrier said that its new services to Myanmar and Thailand will complement the existing Emirates (EK, Dubai Int'l) network in the area. According to the ch-aviation schedules module, Emirates currently operates 5x daily to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi (including 4x daily onboard an A380-800) and daily to Phuket (growing to 2x daily during the winter season). Emirates also flies 4x weekly to Yangon but will give up the route on December 9 a day before flydubai's launch.

flydubai has currently scheduled the route with B737-800 equipment. The carrier said that despite having eleven grounded B737-8s and two B737-9s, it did not have to revert to wet-leasing capacity. According to the ch-aviation fleets advanced module, the airline also operates forty-three B737-800s and has a further 237 B737 MAX on order from the manufacturer.