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Boeing to assist Myanmar’s Air Mandalay to lease B737 NextGens

Boeing (BOE, Chicago O’Hare) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Air Mandalay (6T, Yangon) pledging to assist the Myanmar-based operator in its efforts to source B737 NextGen aircraft via lease. “This memorandum is an important step in our growth strategy,” Dato’ Adam Htoon, principal of Air Mandalay, said “Due to the growth of tourism […]

Lufthansa Expands Ticket Sales in Myanmar

German flag carrier Deutsche Lufthansa AG has authorised a group of ticket agents to sell tickets within Myanmar to make it easier for customers to book flights to Europe, typically connecting through Bangkok. Following the move, tickets can now be purchased not only by individual travelers but also by smaller travel agencies in the sales […]

Private jet service off to quick start

Myanmar MJETS Business Aviation Centre has received 14 jets in from other countries it its first month of operation, it said. Two were air-ambulances to transport patients from Myanmar to hospitals in other countries and the rest were private business jets, the company said. The aviation centre opened at Yangon International Airport on August 1, […]

MMBAC opened to facilitate more private jets

Myanmar MJETS Business Aviation Centre (MMBAC) was unveiled at Yangon International Airport on August 2, in response to the growing demand for chartered flights and private jets in the country. MMBAC will not only fill the gap but will elevate Myanmar’s aviation industry into the next chapter of development and modernization, said Ohn Myint, founder […]

New Gov’t Regulations to Shorten Aircraft Lifespans

The Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) under the Ministry of Transport has revealed new government regulations that will reduce the standard lifespan of domestic airplanes by five years. Prior to the government changes, commercial airways were allowed to operate airplanes in Myanmar for up to 25 years. The new regulations were announced by DCA officials […]

DCA to Spend $1m to Upgrade Seven Airports

The authorities will spend more than K1 billion ($1 million) to repair seven domestic airports in Myanmar in the current 2014-15 fiscal year, a Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) official said. Since the process for improving 30 domestic airports began, 48 local and foreign companies have bid to handle the operations, she said on condition […]