Airport upgrades in Myanmar’s lesser-known hotspots means more international flights and tourists

A number of airports popular with tourists will begin accepting direct international flights after their upgrades are complete over the next decade, the Department of Civil Aviation deputy director general U Ye Htut Aung told The Myanmar Times. Heho Airport in Shan State, Nyaung-U in Mandalay Region, Thandwe in Rakhine State, and Dawei in Tanintharyi Region are examples […]

Regional carriers look to Myanmar market expansion

Asian regional carriers—including Bangkok Airways, Nok Air, Myanmar Airways International (MAI) and AirAsia—are looking to expand operations into Myanmar following the opening up of international visa access at the end of 2016. Myanmar will operate a full visa on arrival scheme from December 2016 across all Association of South East Asian Nations member countries. Since […]

After visa pact, Myanmar agents form more Singapore packages

  OUTBOUND tour operators in Myanmar are planning to add more Singapore packages in anticipation of increased traffic to the city-state after visa exemption is established between the two nations earlier this month. The 30-day visa-free travel agreement will take effect from December 1. Lynn Zaw Wai Mang, managing director of Unique Asia Ticketing and […]

Yangon-Singapore flights to increase

According to two airline companies offering Yangon-Singapore flights, more flights between the two locations will be scheduled once the visa-on-arrival system takes effect in December. There currently are seven airlines flying the Yangon-Singapore route: Singapore Airlines, Silk Air, Jet Star, Myanmar Airways International (MAI), Myanmar National Airlines and Air Asia. According to Singapore Airlines and […]

Southeast Asian Payments Provider 2C2P Raises $7 Million From Amun Capital and Japan’s GMO Venture

2C2P, a leading Southeast Asian payment services provider, has landed $7 million in Series C funding from Hong Kong’s Amun Capital and Japan’s GMO Venture Partners. That brings total funding for the 12-year-old company to $10 million. 2C2P will use the funds to make senior hires and to expand its “cards, cash and cash equivalent […]

Poor aviation infrastructure hinders Myanmar’s aviation potential

Slow improvement in aviation infrastructure remains the biggest hurdle that Myanmar must overcome if it is to cash in on the Asean Open Skies or even pursue its dream to become an aviation hub in Asia. At the Myanmar Civil Aviation Development Conference in March 2014, Transport Minister Nyan Htun Aung announced Myanmar’s vision “that […]

Myanmar’s Air KBZ set sights on regional skies

International (MAI), is expanding regionally with plans to launch flights between Yangon and Chiang Mai in May. The ATR72-600 service will start with two flights a week, according to Crystal Aung, assistant manager marketing and sales, Air KBZ. “We are working on a codeshare agreement with another Myanmar airline company to increase the number of […]

FMI Air ready to test out new model for Myanmar aviation market with CRJ base at Nay Pyi Taw

Myanmar start-up FMI Air is aiming to launch scheduled services by the end of 2014 using 50-seat CRJ200 regional jets based at the capital Nay Pyi Taw. FMI will become the first airline to establish a hub at Nay Pyi Taw, which has an underutilised modern international airport that opened in 2011. FMI will enter […]

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, […]

MAI to fly to Osaka, Japan thrice a week

Starting from October 8, Myanmar Airways International is regularly flying to Osaka, Japan thrice a week. “Starting from October 8, 2014, on every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, MAI is flying to Osaka, Japan,” said Aye Marathar, Marketing and Public Relations Manager, MAI. A Kansai-Yangon flight which would directly ply to Kansai Airport located in Osaka, […]