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 […]

MAI to start its first flight to UAE in 2015

Myanmar Airways International (MAI) will fly its first flight to United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2015, sources from MAI say. “We have no arrangements to fly to UAE during this year. MAI is arranging the flights to UAE in 2015 to get market shares from Europe,” MAI’s marketing and public relations manager Aye Maya Thar […]

Govt Denies Report of Helicopter Maker’s Yangon Factory Plans

YANGON — Myanmar’s Department of Civil Aviation says there are no plans to allow a foreign helicopter company to open manufacturing operations in Yangon, refuting a recent report by the local Yangon Times daily. On Monday, the Yangon Times reported that US-based Robinson Helicopter Company was planning to open a factory in either Thanlyin or […]

Govt Invites Private Investors to Upgrade 30 Domestic Airports

Subscribe to our Tender Alert. We send out email alert on Tender and EOI as it happens. YANGON — The Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) announced on Wednesday that it plans to use local and foreign private investors to upgrade 30 of Myanmar’s 69 domestic airports in a bid to improve the country’s underdeveloped airport […]

Local airports to be handed over to private sector

Subscribe to our Tender Alert. We send out email alert on Tender and EOI as it happens. YANGON—Local airports in Myanmar are being allowed to approach private companies to handle their operations, according to the Directorate of Myanmar Aviation Department. There are 69 domestic airports in Myanmar. Among them, only 32 airports including Nay Pyi […]

Hot-air balloon rides to open in Mandalay and Inle

Consult-Myanmar welcome you to the 27th SEA Games Myanmar, 11-22 Dec 2013 Hot-air balloon trips will open in Mandalay and Inle lake, in addition to Bagan, according to the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA). Up until now, only Shwe Lay Tagon Company has been operating hot air balloon rides over the ancient ruins of Bagan […]

Amending aviation contracts allows for more flight in future

The respective civil aviation departments of Myanmar, South Korea and Bangladesh have amended the aviation contracts of 2013, thus, paving the way for more than one direct flight from these two countries to Myanmar. “We have amended the aviation law with Korea and Bangladesh because we have to cancel the things that are not suitable […]

Myanmar’s new int’l airport to begin construction in 2014

Construction work for a new Hantharwady International Airport will be start in early 2014, as Myanmar gears up to receive growing numbers of visitors. Yangon International Airport, currently the country’s main entry point, handles 20 million passengers a year and will be upgraded to receive another 6 million. Major extensions, however, are restricted due to […]

Hantharwady Airport’s construction delays

The construction of Hantharwady International Airport in Bago region, which was initially scheduled on July 1 would be delayed since the selection process of construction companies have not yet finished, said t he Aviation Department. The department planed to build the airport within three years and a halt to have capacity of handling some 12 […]