Airlines rely on local customers

Domestic airlines mainly depend on local travellers as tourist arrivals decline during the rainy season, sources say. Myanmar has 10 domestic airlines including Air Bagan, Air KBZ, Air Mandalay, Yangon Airways and Golden Myanmar Airlines. Most cater services to serve tourism, flying round the main tourist destinations like Yangon, Mandalay and Bagan. The monsoon season […]

Golden Myanmar Airlines joins ranks of local businesses charging dual prices

FOREIGNERS taking domestic flights by Golden Myanmar Airlines (GMA) should be prepared to pay over 50 per cent more than locals. Since April 1, the airline has introduced a new price structure with one price category for foreigners and several categories for locals. For a flight between Yangon and Nyaung U, foreigners pay US$89, whereas […]

Airlines operate with new challenges

A new set of challenges faces the domestic air industry, as the number of airlines grow and ASEAN Open Skies is set to fully kick in later this year, according to deputy transport minister U Zin Yaw. Speaking at the Amyotha Hluttaw on March 12 in response to a question from Yangon representative U Nyunt […]

Mandalay, Imphal flight launch delayed

The launch of a planned air route between Mandalay and Imphal in northern India has been delayed while logistical details are finalised with Indian authorities, a Golden Myanmar Airlines official said last week. Managing director U Aung Gyi said the twice-a-week service was originally due to launch on June 27. Golden Myanmar is offering the […]

Yangon airport accident prone

YANGON, 24 April 2014: Aviation authority says overcrowding and lack of aircraft parking spots at Yangon International Airport has caused a spate of minor accidents and damage to aircraft. Local media quoted an unnamed Department of Civil Aviation official saying the accident rate had increased with the boom in air travel to Yangon. A total […]

Yangon Airport’s Capacity, ASK Surge in 2013

Yangon Airport’s international capacity went up 63.5 percent year on year amid increased interest from tourists and global business communities in the recently-opened Southeast Asian country, aviation data provider Innovata said. About 3 billion one-way seat kilometres were offered on routes involving Yangon in 2013, 58 percent more than the previous year, analysis of Innovata’s […]

Myanmar’s airlines face challenges as playing field expands and competition intensifies

Consult-Myanmar welcome you to the 27th SEA Games Myanmar, 11-22 Dec 2013 Myanmar’s aviation market has huge potential for both local and foreign carriers as the country has recorded some of the highest passenger growth rates in Asia since opening up in 2012. But there are also huge challenges, including infrastructure constraints, over-capacity and unprofitability. […]