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Domestic airlines need mergers, partnerships to sustain

There is a need for domestic airlines to merge or form partnerships with foreign airlines in order to sustain themselves in the longer-term. Stakeholders believe that the way forward for domestic airlines, which continue to be loss-making due to lower number of passengers and higher costs, would be to either merge their operations or form […]

FMI Air revealed to be Myanmar’s stillborn Air Asia partner

FMI Air (ND, Yangon) was involved in the ultimately failed joint-venture talks with the AirAsia Group regarding setting up a new low-cost carrier in Myanmar earlier in 2018, the Myanmar Times has revealed. The South-East Asia low-cost group announced in March 2018 that it had entered into talks with an existing Myanmarese carrier but did […]

Yangon-Singapore flights to increase

According to two airline companies offering Yangon-Singapore flights, more flights between the two locations will be scheduled once the visa-on-arrival system takes effect in December. There currently are seven airlines flying the Yangon-Singapore route: Singapore Airlines, Silk Air, Jet Star, Myanmar Airways International (MAI), Myanmar National Airlines and Air Asia. According to Singapore Airlines and […]

Myanmar’s airlines face pressure at home and abroad

Underfinanced and often unprofitable, Myanmar’s airlines are in a fight for survival as competition heats up from rivals inside and outside the country. The sector has several factors in its favour – Myanmar is enjoying strong economic growth, fuel prices are low and the number of foreign tourists is rising. But by and large the […]

Thai AirAsia X Launches Long Haul Service; Eyes Growth in Myanmar

Thai AirAsia X, Thailand’s first low-cost long haul carrier, has launched its inaugural flight from Bangkok’s Don Mueang Airport to Incheon, South Korea, which will now operate daily flights. To complement AirAsia’s rapid regional expansion, Thai AirAsia X also plans to include long haul service to Tokyo and Osaka in 2014. Thai AirAsia X operates […]

Airlines Scramble to Land in Myanmar, but Visas Still up in the Air

BANGKOK — Foreign airline companies big and small are falling over one another in a battle for landing rights in Myanmar to tap into Southeast Asia’s new and rapidly rising tourist destination. Myanmar may still be a long way behind its neighbor Thailand in visitor numbers, but since President U Thein Sein began opening up […]

Raining beer in Myanmar!

A Myanmar travel group is offering free beer if it rains during their tour package from now till 30 September 2013. Khiri Travel Myanmar will give guests on upcountry trips in Myanmar free beer on each day that it rains for more than 10 minutes during the day. This offer is valid from now until […]