With Industry in Its Infancy, Civil Choppers Hope to Kick Up Dust

While helicopter use by civilians is currently in its infancy, their utility in multiple industries will lead to a boom in the industry if certain regulations are changed, according to several advocates in the helicopter industry. Currently, according to Nadav Kessler of the consultancy firm Asian Sky Group, there are only 12 civilian helicopters in […]

Myanmar might soon see direct flights from Turkey

THE Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) has inked another air service agreement, paving the way for direct air links between Myanmar and Turkey. Myanmar and Turkey signed the first-ever bilateral air service agreements last week, allowing airlines of both countries to start services and strike up codeshares for flights between Yangon and Istanbul. This paves […]

Asia World Co. urges the Government to take back the Nay Pyi Taw Air Port

The Asia World Company, the contractor for the Nay Pyi Taw International Airport, has urged the government to scrap this project which they said will not be profitable because very few airlines fly to this administrative capital. The Airport is being financed by the loan from China’s Import and Export Bank and the Myanmar Government […]

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 […]

Myanmar’s Aviation Industry Booms Despite Grim Safety Record

KONEMOE, Shan State — Htay Aung was riding pillion on a motorbike last Christmas morning, wending through the cool hills of eastern Burma, when Air Bagan Flight 11 came down on top of him. The Fokker 100—more than 24 tons of aircraft, plus 65 passengers and six crew—sheared its way through trees and power lines, […]

New and Improved Airports Needed as Myanmar’s Tourism Grows, Officials Say

RANGOON — With the winning bids for Burma’s three major new airport projects due to be announced by the end of this month, officials say the contracts are necessary, given that the government hopes to draw over 7 million tourists to the country by 2020. The existing international airports for Rangoon and Mandalay will be […]

DCA prohibits new airlines to be based in Yangon Airport

The Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) has ruled out the plan of establishing a new airline to be based in Yangon, said Win Swe Tun, Deputy Director General of DCA. “We have eight airlines based in Yangon and have plenty of passenger planes in Yangon International Airport. The airport traffic will be congested if we […]