Myanmar Seeks to Establish Direct Air Links with Europe

The government is discussing with some European countries to sign aviation agreements which will pave the way to establish direct air connections between Europe and the recently-opened Southeast Asian nation, a Directorate of Civil Aviation (DCA) official said. “Now we are discussing with Netherlands and France. Then we will continue to discuss with other countries,” […]

Govt Invites Private Investors to Upgrade 30 Domestic Airports

Subscribe to our Tender Alert. We send out email alert on Tender and EOI as it happens. YANGON — The Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) announced on Wednesday that it plans to use local and foreign private investors to upgrade 30 of Myanmar’s 69 domestic airports in a bid to improve the country’s underdeveloped airport […]

Myanmar’s Aviation Industry Booms Despite Grim Safety Record

KONEMOE, Shan State — Htay Aung was riding pillion on a motorbike last Christmas morning, wending through the cool hills of eastern Burma, when Air Bagan Flight 11 came down on top of him. The Fokker 100—more than 24 tons of aircraft, plus 65 passengers and six crew—sheared its way through trees and power lines, […]