Competition coming for Vietnam flights

Vietnamese airline VietJet will begin direct flights between Yangon and Ho Chi Minh city on October 2, according to a press release. It will operate five return flights a week – every day except Tuesday and Thursday – and the flights will take 2 hours and 15 minutes. “VietJet is delighted to make our network […]

Vietjet Offers Promotional Fares for Yangon-HCMC Flights

Vietnamese low cost carrier Vietjet said it is selling tickets at special prices for its newest route linking Yangon to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. The sale will go on from 11:30 to 13:30 (Myanmar time) everyday from July 24 to July 29. The carrier said that “lucky tickets” will be available from $0 […]

No Myanmar-Yogyakarta flights confirmed at the moment: Garuda

THERE are currently no plans for direct flights between Myanmar and Yogyakarta on Garuda Indonesia, despite word going around on certain news outlets, but Myanmar’s outbound travel consultants are keen for such a service. Several news outlets had quoted Indonesia’s ambassador to Myanmar, Ito Sumardi, as saying that the Indonesian government has held discussions with […]

Myanmar’s Air Mandalay CEO adamant flights will resume this month

Air Mandalay (6T, Yangon) CEO U Sai Kham Park Hpa has refuted claims levelled by predecessor Gary Villiard that the airline’s poor financial and managerial state will preclude it from resuming operations at the end of the month. “We will resume operations with one ATR72-212 and two ERJ-145 aircraft, which will arrive in Myanmar near […]

Myanmar upgrades civil aviation business to boost air transport

YANGON, Jan. 9 (Xinhua) — Myanmar is upgrading its civil aviation business in a bid to boost the air transport sector amid growing tourist arrivals in the country year-on-year. As part of the move, it has recently corporatized Myanmar National Airlines (MNA) in operation to facilitate investment in air transportation technology and services. The corporatization […]

Former CEO questions future as Air Mandalay service is grounded

The recently departed chief executive officer of Air Mandalay says there is “zero chance” the struggling domestic airline can return to the skies at the end of January as its management has claimed, and even cast doubt on the future of the company. However, new CEO U Sai Kham Park Hpa insisted last week that […]

Air traffic at Yangon airport up 153% in five years

Air traffic at Yangon International Airport has jumped by 153 per cent in 2013 from 2009, according to Department of Civil Aviation. A number of 20,611 domestic and overseas flights landed at the airport in 2009. The number rose in the past five years, to 25,633 in 2010, 32,944 in 2011, 39,000 in 2012 and […]

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 […]

MAI launch new direct flights linking Yangon and Seoul

Myanmar Airways International will operate the Yangon-South Korea flights five times a week as of October 26, Daw Aye Mra Thar, marketing manager of MAI told Mizzima on October 10. Korean Air already operate a Yangon – Seoul route on a daily basis and Asian a Airlines fly the route on a Thursday and Saturday, […]

Two Philippine airlines granted seats to Yangon

Direct flights from the Philippines to Myanmar will begin soon, following the former’s Civil Aviation Board recent granting of seat entitlements to AirAsia Zest and Cebu Pacific on the Manila-Yangon route. In May, the two countries reached an air service agreement allowing airlines to fly between the two destinations. Currently, Philippine nationals enjoy 14 days […]