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AirAsia still planning to enter Myanmar

Low-cost airline AirAsia remains committed to expanding into Myanmar as part of its regional strategy in Indo-China, Riad Asmat, the firm’s CEO, said. “Indo-China is still very untouched in terms of the possibilities for AirAsia. That includes Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia. For example, we currently fly around seven destinations and 13 routes. We want to […]

New route Chiang Mai to Yangon

CHIANG MAI : AirAsia will introduce a new direct service linking Chiang Mai in North Thailand with Yangon in Myanmar. The three weekly service, scheduled Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, will start 11 August. August is one of the lowest months for travel to Yangon and traffic from Chiang Mai will be even lower. However, there […]

AirAsia in talks to set up Myanmar airline

Tony Fernandes’ AirAsia Bhd is in talks with a potential partner to open an airline serving Myanmar, in a move that would help the low-cost carrier cover up to 95 per cent of the Southeast Asian travel market. In an interview with Reuters on Monday, the airline’s group chief executive said he also expected AirAsia’s […]

Regional carriers look to Myanmar market expansion

Asian regional carriers—including Bangkok Airways, Nok Air, Myanmar Airways International (MAI) and AirAsia—are looking to expand operations into Myanmar following the opening up of international visa access at the end of 2016. Myanmar will operate a full visa on arrival scheme from December 2016 across all Association of South East Asian Nations member countries. Since […]

After visa pact, Myanmar agents form more Singapore packages

  OUTBOUND tour operators in Myanmar are planning to add more Singapore packages in anticipation of increased traffic to the city-state after visa exemption is established between the two nations earlier this month. The 30-day visa-free travel agreement will take effect from December 1. Lynn Zaw Wai Mang, managing director of Unique Asia Ticketing and […]

Myanmar-Japan joint venture applies for airline licence

Myanmar’s already cluttered airline industry could be about to welcome another carrier into its ranks. Japan’s ANA Holdings and Shwe Than Lwin-owned Golden Sky World have formed a joint venture and applied to set up an international airline, according to a transport ministry official. The joint venture submitted a “late application” to the outgoing government, […]

Mandalay adds new shopping mall

MANDALAY, 15 May 2015: Mandalay Yatanar Mall will open by April next year adding a up-market shopping option for tourists visiting the country’s second largest city. The Global New Light of Myanmar media said the Mandalay Yatanar Mall would showcase Myanmar-made jewellery, silk products and handicrafts as well as branded shopping items. The mall, on […]

Myanmar seeks KL-Mandalay flights

KUALA LUMPUR — Myanmar President Thein Sein has offered Malaysia a chance to operate flights linking Malaysia and Mandalay, one of the country’s main tourist attractions. The offer was made in talks between the visiting Myanmar president and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak in Putrajaya on Friday, the Star Online reported on Saturday. Malaysia has […]

Myanmar’s airlines face challenges as playing field expands and competition intensifies

Consult-Myanmar welcome you to the 27th SEA Games Myanmar, 11-22 Dec 2013 Myanmar’s aviation market has huge potential for both local and foreign carriers as the country has recorded some of the highest passenger growth rates in Asia since opening up in 2012. But there are also huge challenges, including infrastructure constraints, over-capacity and unprofitability. […]