Bago airport to improve Myanmar’s reputation: minister

Myanmar’s future as a regional aviation hub depends on wide-ranging developments and improvements centred on the future Hanthawaddy Airport, the minister for transport said. Speaking at a seminar to discuss new laws needed to establish a national airport authority, U Nyan Htun Aung said the development of the new airport would improve Myanmar’s reputation. “A […]

Myanmar National Airways takes wing again in foreign skies

State-owned carrier Myanmar National Airlines (MNA), formerly Myanma Airways, flew across the country’s borders for the first time in more than two decades yesterday. The 67-year-old airline’s inaugural international flight, which departed from Yangon International Airport for Singapore at 10:15am yesterday, comes in the midst of the company’s multi-million-dollar brand transformation as it courts foreign […]

The aviation sector takes off

Myanmar’s civil aviation sector is on the brink of explosive growth with the number of seats and carriers rising and infrastructure being upgraded. Myanmar is the most under-served aviation market in Southeast Asia. The numbers speak for themselves. Only Brunei and Laos have fewer airline seats per capita. Myanmar has a population of 52 million, […]