Playing bridging role between Korea and Myanmar

Myanmar Airways International to launch Incheon-Yangon route on Oct. 26 Myanmar Airways International (MAI) will launch the Incheon-Yangon route on Oct. 26, offering another option to Korean business travelers and tourists heading to the Southeast Asian nation. MAI plans to fly between Incheon International Airport and Yangon International Airport five times a week, using an […]

Thai AirAsia X Launches Long Haul Service; Eyes Growth in Myanmar

Thai AirAsia X, Thailand’s first low-cost long haul carrier, has launched its inaugural flight from Bangkok’s Don Mueang Airport to Incheon, South Korea, which will now operate daily flights. To complement AirAsia’s rapid regional expansion, Thai AirAsia X also plans to include long haul service to Tokyo and Osaka in 2014. Thai AirAsia X operates […]

Investors Needed to Link New Hanthawaddy Airport to Yangon

Financial backing from the private sector is needed to link Burma’s proposed new international airport at Hanthawaddy with Rangoon, the country’ biggest city, government officials said. “We propose a highway and a high-speed train to Yangon,” Kyaw Soe, an official at the Department of Civil Aviation, told The Irrawaddy. Unable to put a number on […]

New and Improved Airports Needed as Myanmar’s Tourism Grows, Officials Say

RANGOON — With the winning bids for Burma’s three major new airport projects due to be announced by the end of this month, officials say the contracts are necessary, given that the government hopes to draw over 7 million tourists to the country by 2020. The existing international airports for Rangoon and Mandalay will be […]