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 allow more airlines at the airport. If new airlines want to base in Nay Pyi Taw and Mandalay, we will allow them. We won’t allow another new airline in Yangon,” the Deputy Director General said on May 27.

State-owned Myanmar Airways and private-owned Air Bagan, Asian Wings, Air KBZ, Yangon Airways, Air Mandalay, Golden Myanmar Airline and Myanmar Airways International have established their base in Yangon and are launching local and overseas flight services.

“However the prohibition will be reviewed again after opening the new Hantharwady International Airport,” he said. The construction of new airport will begin in June, 2013 and it will be commissioned in 2017, it is reported.
At present, the DCA invited overseas airlines to land at Nay Pyi Taw International Airport. Local airlines such as Myanmar Airways, Air Mandalay, Air KBZ and FMI airlines are running Yangon-Nay Pyi Taw-Yangon flights.
Another three new airlines applied to fly to Yangon, Mandalay and Began-Nyaung Oo from Nay Pyi Taw. The new airlines are FMI airline, Taninthayi-based Apex airline and Myanmar Aviation Services, it is reported.

Source: EMG

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