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Myanmar Airways International announces direct flights from Yangon to Incheon in December

Myanmar Airways International (MAI) will offer non-stop flights between Yangon, Myanmar and Incheon, South Korea from December 3 onwards. The airline will deploy a 144-seater A319 aircraft to service the route. It will operate four flights a week on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Flights will depart Yangon at 4.45pm and arrive in Incheon at […]

Canadian company to pursue lithium exploration in Myanmar

AsiaBaseMetals Inc announced its entry into the Myanmar mining sector last week. The Canada-based miner will focus on mining lithium and has already obtained the necessary documents that will enable it to submit investment proposals to the Myanmar Investment Commission. Once submitted and if approved, AsiaBaseMetals will be the first company to venture into the […]

Yangon Aerodrome Company announces new milestones and upgrades for Yangon International Airport

Yangon Aerodrome Company Limited (YACL) is increasing the capacity of Yangon International Airport (YIA), the gateway to Myanmar, and stepping up marketing to open new international routes, even as YIA is likely to close 2018 with the slowest growth in air passenger traffic in five years. At a media briefing today to announce the five […]

Myanmar National to seek foreign funds for fleet upgrade

Myanmar National Airlines (UB, Yangon) will seek foreign investors to finance the upgrade of the carrier’s international fleet and it has also approached the Myanma Port Authority in this regard, Director U Myint Aung has told The Myanmar Times. The Myanmarese flag carrier has been unprofitable since its corporatisation in 2013 but hopes to post […]

Reconditioned fuel bowsers not allowed to be imported starting from November

Reconditioned fuel bowsers will no longer be permitted to be imported beginning in November because of their weakness in security and capacity, which could trigger the outbreak of fire and other hazards, said an official from the Ministry of Commerce. “The commerce ministry will not allow. The import of the reconditioned fuel bowsers to ensure […]

Myanmar Implements its First PBN Procedures

Using a Cessna Caravan equipped with a retrofitted Garmin G1000 avionics package, Chris Baur, CEO of Hughes Aerospace, lead a team of Myanmar pilots through the first-ever PBN validation flight in Myanmar. “The Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) of Myanmar wanted to implement their first ever [Global Navigation Satellite System] GNSS procedures starting with the […]

Myanmar’s Air Mandalay CEO adamant flights will resume this month

Air Mandalay (6T, Yangon) CEO U Sai Kham Park Hpa has refuted claims levelled by predecessor Gary Villiard that the airline’s poor financial and managerial state will preclude it from resuming operations at the end of the month. “We will resume operations with one ATR72-212 and two ERJ-145 aircraft, which will arrive in Myanmar near […]

Former CEO questions future as Air Mandalay service is grounded

The recently departed chief executive officer of Air Mandalay says there is “zero chance” the struggling domestic airline can return to the skies at the end of January as its management has claimed, and even cast doubt on the future of the company. However, new CEO U Sai Kham Park Hpa insisted last week that […]

Myanma Airways takes new name, plans international flights

State-owned carrier Myanma Airways will re-christen as Myanmar National Airways as it looks to once again take to international skies, officials said on December 10. The airline has also embarked on a corporatisation process that will see it operate at arms’-length from the Union government and Ministry of Transport, and has been updating services such […]

Myanmar Airways to hold talks with ATR Airbus Group

YANGON — With the impending arrival of new aircraft earlier than the scheduled delivery time, officials from state-owned Myanmar Airways will visit France to hold talks with French Aerospace Company (ATR), according to Myanmar Airways’ report. The Myanmar Airways signed an agreement on May 6 to buy six new aircraft from ATR and to open […]