FMI Air Starts Yangon-Sittwe Flights; Introduces Upgraded Check-in

Local carrier FMI Air has begun a scheduled direct service from Yangon to Sittwe in Rakhine state. The service will run five days a week from Monday to Friday, and one way ticket will be sold for $65 during the promotion period until September 11. Mark Collins, chief operating officer of FMI Air, said, “There […]

Air Bagan Temporarily Ceases Operations

Local carrier Air Bagan has temporarily suspended its operations in order to perform maintenance on its fleet of three airplanes. Air Bagan, which was established in 2004, has difficulties in buy or lease more aircraft due to US economic sanctions, or acquire necessary spare parts for its two ATR42-320s and one ATR72-500 aircraft, resulting in […]

Vietjet Offers Promotional Fares for Yangon-HCMC Flights

Vietnamese low cost carrier Vietjet said it is selling tickets at special prices for its newest route linking Yangon to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. The sale will go on from 11:30 to 13:30 (Myanmar time) everyday from July 24 to July 29. The carrier said that “lucky tickets” will be available from $0 […]

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 […]

Yangon Aerodrome to Overhaul Mingalardon

Yangon Aerodrome, a locally-owned company, has won the tender to upgrade Yangon’s Mingalardon International Airport. The company competed against six other companies to win the tender to upgrade the airport, after the Department of Civil Aviation invited bids from the private sector between October and December. They plan to complete the upgrades within four years, […]

Garuda Indonesia, MAI Sign Code Share Agreement

Garuda Indonesia, the state-run airline of Indonesia, and Myanmar Airways International (MAI) have concluded a code share agreement between the two airlines. Under the agreement, Garuda will place its “GA” code on MAI’s flights between Bangkok-Yangon and Singapore-Yangon, while MAI will place its “8M” code on Garuda’s operations between Jakarta-Bangkok and Jakarta-Singapore. MAI had previously […]

Lufthansa Expands Ticket Sales in Myanmar

German flag carrier Deutsche Lufthansa AG has authorised a group of ticket agents to sell tickets within Myanmar to make it easier for customers to book flights to Europe, typically connecting through Bangkok. Following the move, tickets can now be purchased not only by individual travelers but also by smaller travel agencies in the sales […]

Four Firms Shortlisted for Myanmar Jet Fuel Distribution Venture

Four firms from Thailand and Singapore will go through to a final round of bidding to form a joint venture in Myanmar for distributing jet fuel with state-owned Myanma Petroleum Products Enterprise (MPPE), a senior Energy Ministry official said. “Singapore-based Singapore Petroleum and Puma Energy Group Ltd and Thailand-based PTT and Bangkok Aviation Fuel Services […]

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 […]

DCA to Spend $1m to Upgrade Seven Airports

The authorities will spend more than K1 billion ($1 million) to repair seven domestic airports in Myanmar in the current 2014-15 fiscal year, a Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) official said. Since the process for improving 30 domestic airports began, 48 local and foreign companies have bid to handle the operations, she said on condition […]