Developers to discuss suspension of high-rise buildings

Developers are due to meet to discuss the suspension of high-rise building projects in Yangon before submitting complaints to the authorities and the members of parliament. High-rise building projects were suspended on 14th May, raising concerns among entrepreneurs and threatening job losses to engineers, staff and laborers at construction sites. “We are carrying out the […]

Myanmar National Airlines receives new ATR aircraft

MYANMAR National Airlines celebrated the third arrival of new ATR72-600 MSN-1339XY-AME at Yangon International Airport yesterday. The new aircraft is the third of an order for six placed with ATR company, said the MNA, adding that the remaining three planes will be delivered in 2016 and 2017. According to the MNA, the arrival of the […]

Yangon airport T1 gets first foreign tenant

Yangon International Airport’s shiny new terminal has been almost empty since it opened in March – hosting only the country’s flag carrier Myanmar National Airlines. But space and facilities are becoming increasingly important for the raft of foreign firms aiming to add Myanmar routes, and the first international airlines are starting to move in. The […]

Myanmar’s airlines face pressure at home and abroad

Underfinanced and often unprofitable, Myanmar’s airlines are in a fight for survival as competition heats up from rivals inside and outside the country. The sector has several factors in its favour – Myanmar is enjoying strong economic growth, fuel prices are low and the number of foreign tourists is rising. But by and large the […]

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 […]

MNA to open new route to Bangkok four times per week

Myanmar National Airlines (MNA) is planning to fly to Bangkok with a new ATR aircraft four times a week starting from February 20. The airline will introduce a new flight schedule with flights to Chiang Mai two times a week starting from February 26. At the present, MNA offers regular flights to 26 cities, plus […]

MNA to Fly First International Route with New Boeing 737-800

Myanmar National Airlines (MNA), the country’s flag carrier, has received its first Boeing 737-800, part of the delivery of ten commercial aircrafts which MNA ordered in a multi-million dollar deal last year to re-invigorate its brand. The new fleet will link MNA’s 26 domestic destinations with an expanded international network starting with the launch of […]

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 […]