Department to call for tenders to upgrade three domestic airports

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list The tender call invites developers who are interested to upgrade the infrastructure projects through a public-private partnership (PPP) system, U Ye Htut Aung, deputy director general of DCA told The Myanmar Times. Public-private partnerships between a government agency and private-sector company can be used to finance, construct and […]

Kawthaung Airport to be Upgraded to Int’l Standard

Tanintharyi regional government plans to upgrade Kawthaung Airport to an international standard facility to attract more foreign flights to southern Myanmar. “We submitted a proposal for Kawthaung airport’s expansion to the union government earlier this year and are still awaiting a decision. If approved, the project will go on (under) the union government’s budget or […]

Kawthaung Airport Upgrade to Bring International Tourists

​​ Kawthaung airport in southern Myanmar will be upgraded to accommodate international flights to boost tourism in the Myeik archipelago. Union Tourism Minister U Ohn Maung told The Myanmar Times last week that the Tanintharyi regional government and the Ministry of Hotel and Tourism have held discussions with the Ministry of Finance on extending the […]

New domestic airline to begin flights in March

A new domestic carrier, Apex Airlines, will be among the first in Myanmar to offer dynamic pricing when it starts flying next month, a senior company official says. Chief operations officer Selva Kumar said Apex’s first aircraft, an ATR 72-600, would arrive in Nay Pyi Taw in mid-February, with a launch planned for late March. […]

South African buyers see potential in Myanmar for luxury travel

MYANMAR’S relative novelty in the South African market is providing luxury travel buyers an opportunity to gain first-mover status in selling the South-east Asian destination to more adventurous travellers. While South-east Asia remains a popular destination for South African tourists, especially given its better value when compared with the US, Myanmar remains off the radar […]

ATF Travex 2015 hits a record 527 booths

Mimi Hudoyo, reporting from ASEAN Tourism Forum, Nay Pyi Taw, January 26, 2015 ATF 2015 has attracted some 1,000 Travex delegates from the 10 ASEAN member countries, occupying 527 booths and 300 buyers, said Jason Ng, executive director of MP International. ASEAN member countries make up the largest buyer contingent at 45 per cent, followed […]