MNA to open new route to Bangkok four times per week

Myanmar National Airlines (MNA) is planning to fly to Bangkok with a new ATR aircraft four times a week starting from February 20. The airline will introduce a new flight schedule with flights to Chiang Mai two times a week starting from February 26. At the present, MNA offers regular flights to 26 cities, plus […]

MNA creates regional network

The airline is taking delivery of leased Boeing 737-800s that will be used to launch the routes. The next batch of new planes are expected to arrive in early October, and they will be used to start regular flights to Hong Kong and Taipei beginning in November. MNA CEO, U Than Tun, told local media […]

Myanmar National Airlines’ Yangon-Singapore service to take off

MYANMAR National Airlines (MNA), Myanmar’s flagship carrier which underwent a rebranding recently, has opened flight bookings for its new Yangon-Singapore route. Beginning August 17, a flight between Yangon International Airport and Singapore Changi Airport will operate everyday except Saturdays. Flights will depart Yangon at 10.15 and reach Singapore at 14.45, while flights will leave Singapore […]

Nok ups Yangon flights

BANGKOK, 7 July 2015: Nok Air will increase services between Bangkok (Don Mueang Airport) and Yangon in Myanmar from two to three flights daily effective 25 October. However, from 2 September to 24 October, the additional third service will be operational, but on just four days a week; Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. From 25 […]

Myanma Airways takes new name, plans international flights

State-owned carrier Myanma Airways will re-christen as Myanmar National Airways as it looks to once again take to international skies, officials said on December 10. The airline has also embarked on a corporatisation process that will see it operate at arms’-length from the Union government and Ministry of Transport, and has been updating services such […]

BA eyes new routes to Myanmar

Chiang Mai – Fresh from launching two routes to Myanmar from its newly established hub in Chiang Mai this week, Bangkok Airways is casting a keen eye on two more cities. Myeik, in the extreme south of Myanmar, and the ancient city of Bagan are on the 46-year-old Thai carrier’s radar as part of a […]

Bangkok Airways flies two new routes to Myanmar

BANGKOK Airways is launching Chiang Mai-based ATR 72 services to Myanmar’s Yangon and Mandalay in late October. Ma Nang Hon Tip, sales manager of Bangkok Airways, said: “From October 26, Mandalay will initially be served with three-weekly flights and Yangon with four weekly.” Opportunities in the fast-growing Thailand-Myanmar market are the main driver of the […]

Lufthansa Expands Ticket Sales in Myanmar

German flag carrier Deutsche Lufthansa AG has authorised a group of ticket agents to sell tickets within Myanmar to make it easier for customers to book flights to Europe, typically connecting through Bangkok. Following the move, tickets can now be purchased not only by individual travelers but also by smaller travel agencies in the sales […]

Myanmar might soon see direct flights from Turkey

THE Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) has inked another air service agreement, paving the way for direct air links between Myanmar and Turkey. Myanmar and Turkey signed the first-ever bilateral air service agreements last week, allowing airlines of both countries to start services and strike up codeshares for flights between Yangon and Istanbul. This paves […]

Business is ‘booming’ but challenges linger, says tourism industry expert

As an industry observer, it’s hard to find somebodywith a better perspective of Myanmar’s tourism sector than U Phyoe Wai Yar Zar. He runs a successful travel and tour company(All Asia Exclusive Travel Co), chairs the Myanmar Tourism Marketing body, is joint secretary general of the Myanmar Tourism Federation and is an executive committeemember for […]