SilkAir launches multi-city flights in Myanmar

SilkAir will launch its ‘stopover flights’ connecting Singapore-Yangon-Mandalay and return to the island state with a single ticket starting October 31. “The Myanmar government will give SilkAir permit for the stop-over ride. Businessmen and tourists can enjoy the convenience of flying from Singapore and drop off in Yangon to do their business or sightseeing for […]

Indonesia Wants Direct Jakarta-Yangon Air Links

INDONESIAN government is requesting Myanmar to allow direct flights connecting Jakarta and Yangon to spur tourism and business activities between both nations. Dr Ito Sumardi, Indonesian ambassador in Yangon told The Myanmar Times on July 14 that in 2015, the Myanmar Airlines International (MAI) and Indonesia’s state-owned Garuda Airlines signed a deal but it did […]

Hong Kong carrier suspends Mandalay flights due to concerns over fuel quality

Hong Kong budget airline HK Express started flights to Mandalaythis week, but will suspend operations to the new destination in October because of issues with fuel quality at Mandalay airport, Department of Civil Aviation officials told The Myanmar Times. The firm began flights from Yangon to Hong Kong on September 1, and started a two-month run of […]

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 […]

Myanmar Seeks to Establish Direct Air Links with Europe

The government is discussing with some European countries to sign aviation agreements which will pave the way to establish direct air connections between Europe and the recently-opened Southeast Asian nation, a Directorate of Civil Aviation (DCA) official said. “Now we are discussing with Netherlands and France. Then we will continue to discuss with other countries,” […]

MAI Launches Charter Flights to South Korea

Myanmar Airways International (MAI), the country’s flag carrier, has started charter flight services to South Korea, making it the maiden charter flight service offered by the state-run airline, it announced. The charter flight, which will fly between South Korea’s Busan (Gimhae International Airport) and Yangon International Airport, was launched on February 21, Daw Aye Mra […]