Myanmar Airways (MAI) will resume non-stop flights to Hong Kong from Yangon, the nation's capital, later this month. From December 12, it will fly a twice-weekly service to Hong Kong with a combination of Boeing 737-800 and Boeing MD82 jetliners. MAI, which last flew to Hong Kong in January 2001, has undergone nearly two years of restructuring under the control of Malaysian-Singapore tycoon Ong Beng Seng's Region Air group. The company, which previously helped turn Vietnam Airlines into a modern carrier, was selected by Myanmar's government in early 2001 as a key management partner for MAI. Gerard de Vaz, MAI's managing director said: 'Hong Kong is one of the key travel markets in the Asian region, being an important hub for both business and leisure travellers. It is also an important gateway for us to the China market.'