Lacoste makes Myanmar debut with Yangon Airport store

Lacoste has entered the Myanmar travel retail market with the opening of a store at Yangon Airport. The 100sq m store, located in the airport’s new Terminal 2, features Lacoste’s latest concept design. The brand said the store aims to offer a premium shopping experience to local and international travellers. Lacoste Asia Pacific Travel Retail […]

Yangon Airport calls of EOI for key commercial concessions

Subscribe to our Tender Alert. We send out email alert on Tender and EOI as it happens. Yangon Aerodrome Company Limited (YACL) is seeking Expressions of Interest in these following categories: Travel Retail, Fashion & Accessories (including Luxury brands) Food & Beverages (cafes, restaurants, bars, food courts, etc) Electronics Books, Magazines and Stationary Watches Toys […]

Myanmar businesses slow to adapt to improvements in Internet

Our study of the Myanmar industry shows that Myanmar businesses are still lagging behind in the use of Internet technology. We studied 72 audit/accounting firms and 44 law firms in Yangon and were flabbergasted to find that 93% and 68% respectively do not have websites and 70% of them are still using Gmail. Our study […]

Most Chinese tourists prefer e-visas

Chinese nationals top the list of foreigners who enter Myanmar using an eVisa (visa on arrival), according to the Immigration Department at Yangon International Airport. A total of 18,700 Chinese nationals entered the country using visas on arrival in the first two months of this year. More than 300,000 foreigners, mostly Chinese, have used this […]

Yangon airport handles 1 million visitors

YANGON, 14 January 2015: Ministry of Immigration and Population says over 1 million international tourists entered Myanmar through Yangon International Airport last year. The Eleven Myanmar news channel reported the airport processed 1,027,770 foreign visitors in 2014, of which 165,660 were Thai. These figures exceed the number of visitors who used the airport in 2013. […]

Anti-smuggling teams to watch Yangon airport

The Ministry of Commerce’s mobile enforcement teams will include Yangon International Airport in their air and sea port investigations set to start on July 2, according to ministry officials. With much of Myanmar’s cross-border commerce thought to be carried out illegally, the teams will target tax evasion and promote legalised trade, which has grown to […]

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 […]

Yangon Airport’s Capacity, ASK Surge in 2013

Yangon Airport’s international capacity went up 63.5 percent year on year amid increased interest from tourists and global business communities in the recently-opened Southeast Asian country, aviation data provider Innovata said. About 3 billion one-way seat kilometres were offered on routes involving Yangon in 2013, 58 percent more than the previous year, analysis of Innovata’s […]

Japan focused on Thilawa, for now, not Dawei: Jetro

The Dawei Special Economic Zone still appeals to Japan, but for now its attention is focused on Thilawa, another industrial zone. Masaki Takahara, managing director of the Japan External Trade Organisation’s Yangon office, said recently that Japan realised the importance of Dawei for |connectivity within Asean, but the country cannot stretch itself to develop both […]

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 […]