Hong Kong carrier suspends Mandalay flights due to concerns over fuel quality

Hong Kong budget airline HK Express started flights to Mandalaythis week, but will suspend operations to the new destination in October because of issues with fuel quality at Mandalay airport, Department of Civil Aviation officials told The Myanmar Times. The firm began flights from Yangon to Hong Kong on September 1, and started a two-month run of […]

Myanmar Airport Expansion Plans Take Off

Growing international traffic is driving a rapid expansion of Myanmar’s major airport network as it works to keep up with overseas arrivals. In February, Myanmar’s Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) announced that work on the new Hanthawaddy International Airport, located 70 kilometres outside of Yangon, would begin next year, with the facility set to be […]

Most Chinese tourists prefer e-visas

Chinese nationals top the list of foreigners who enter Myanmar using an eVisa (visa on arrival), according to the Immigration Department at Yangon International Airport. A total of 18,700 Chinese nationals entered the country using visas on arrival in the first two months of this year. More than 300,000 foreigners, mostly Chinese, have used this […]

Govt approves bid to upgrade Mandalay Airport

A proposal to upgrade Mandalay International Airport has been approved by the government and submitted to the Myanmar Investment Commission, said Win Swe Htun, director general of the Civil Aviation Department. The department has concluded formal talks between Mitsubishi-Jalux and its Myanmar partner SPA Project Management, the consortium that last year won the tender to […]

Myanmar to Seek Development Assistance for Airport Project

YANGON — The Myanmar government has agreed to seek a concessional loan worth as much as US$750 million to go toward the cost of a new airport to serve Yangon, officials said Monday. The government in August selected a consortium led by South Korea’s Incheon International Airport Corporation as the preferred bidder to develop the […]

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. […]

SGX-listed Yoma’s consortium succeeds in tender for management of Myanmar’s Mandalay Airport

Yoma Strategic Holdings, a Myanmar focused, Singapore-listed company primarily involved in real estate, said on Monday that a consortium it formed with two Japanese companies, Mitsubishi Corporation and JALUX Inc., has been selected by the authority of Myanmar as the successful tenderer to “upgrade and operate” the Mandalay International Airport. The consortium is also invited […]