MNA plans to fly commercial flights to Thailand, Singapore

Myanmar National Airlines (MNA) is planning to fly to Bangkok, Thailand and Singapore once international commercial flight operations are allowed to resume. Discussions between Myanmar’s Directorate of Civil Aviation (DCA) and their international counterparts are now underway to permit international commercial flight operations to resume on January 1, 2021. In order for flights to resume, […]

Myanmar extends int’l flight suspension until November 30

Myanmar has extended the suspension on international commercial air traffic until the end of November to curb the spread of COVID-19, according to the announcement issued by the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) on October 26. The DCA’s announcement notifies that all airlines operating international air services to and from Myanmar are required to follow […]

Notication for Hanthawaddy New International Airport Development Project

MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AVIATION Notification No. (1/2020/hA-COD) Date: 25th October 20220 Notification of Cut-off Date for Hanthawaddy New International Airport Development Project (Phase-1 Aera) 1. The Department of Civil Aviation, Myanmar (DCA) under the Ministry of Transport and Communications is planning to develop, with support from the Japan International Cooperation […]

Domestic flight restrictions in Myanmar extended

The government has extended a domestic flight suspension until October 31 to control the spread of COVID-19, according to the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA). Some domestic flights have been suspended since March 29, five days after the first COVID-19 case was reported in Myanmar, said U Nay Win, director of the department. There are […]

Int’l Passenger Flights Likely Banned Until October: Myanmar Vice-President

YANGON—Myanmar Vice-President Henry Van Thio says the country is unlikely to open to international commercial passenger flights until October. At a meeting of the National Tourism Development Central Committee on Tuesday, the vice-president said that airports are expected to resume operations for international commercial passenger flights only after the third quarter of this year. The […]

Yangon International Airport gets fewer tourists in 2020 Q1

The number of tourist arrivals via Yangon International Airport (YIA) dropped by 26.2 per cent in the first three months of 2020 compared to the same period of last year, YIA said in its announcement. Yangon International Airport, which is the main entry and exit gate for airway travellers, has provided services to 1.46 million […]

DCA instructs domestic and international airlines to refuse sick passengers

Department for Civil Aviation (DCA) has instructed domestic and international airlines to refuse passengers with high fever to board the planes flying from airports in China to Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw international airports, sources said. The department is cooperating with respective health departments in Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw international airports to […]

DCA denies the request from Bangkok Airways to fly Bkk-Bagan direct route

Department for Civil Aviation (DCA) replied to Bangkok Airways that they are not allowed the direct flight between Bangkok and Bagan at the present as Bagan-NyaungU airport is not an international airport, sources said. Bagan was recently recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site. The area is popular among the international before it was […]

Myanmar and Japan to form JV for Hanthawaddy Airport construction

Myanmar and Japan have reportedly revived negotiations to form a joint venture (JV) for the construction of Hanthawaddy International Airport. The airport will be built in the Bago Region of Myanmar and is likely to entail an investment of around $1.5bn. Authorities from the Myanmar and Japanese governments have already met several times to prepare […]

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 […]