Myanmar Boom Wanes as Overcapacity Bites

When Myanmar opened to the world back in 2012, the country experienced a rapid expansion in air travel. Thirteen foreign airlines carried roughly 2 million international passengers. By 2014, the international market had jumped to 3.2 million passengers traveling with nine foreign airline groups, bringing the total number of international carriers to 22. But now the […]

Mandalay adds new shopping mall

MANDALAY, 15 May 2015: Mandalay Yatanar Mall will open by April next year adding a up-market shopping option for tourists visiting the country’s second largest city. The Global New Light of Myanmar media said the Mandalay Yatanar Mall would showcase Myanmar-made jewellery, silk products and handicrafts as well as branded shopping items. The mall, on […]

Tigerair Shares Routes with Golden Myanmar

No-frills Singapore airline Tigerair is linking up with Golden Myanmar in a daily code-share flight from Singapore-Yangon-Singapore, GMA’s chief operations officer U Khin Mg Myint told The Myanmar Times. “We will sell the tickets and Tiger will contribute their flight. This will reduce costs,” he said. Tiger is Singapore’s largest no-frills carrier, flying to more […]

Myanmar private airline to fly Imphal-Mandalay route

YANGON, June 24 (Xinhua) — Golden Myanmar, a Myanmar private airline, will launch chartered flight between Imphal of India and Myanmar’s Mandalay route starting Friday, tourism sources said Tuesday. The chartered flight is introduced with the aim of developing tourism service and trade between India’s northeast region and Myanmar’s northern Mandalay region. Using ART-72-690 aircraft […]

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, […]