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Yangon Airways to rename as Air Thanlwin from Oct 1

Yangon Airways will be renamed as Air Thanlwin starting from October 1, said Deputy Director General Ye Htut Aung from Department of Civil Aviation (DCA). “The flight tickets are selling under the name of Yangon Airways currently and the new airline name “Air Thanlwin” may be printed on the flight tickets from October 1. “The […]

DCA starts tender process for Kawthoung airport upgrade

The Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) last week started a tender process for the upgrading of Kawthoung airport in Tanintharyi Region and is now calling for requests for proposals. Interested parties have until November to submit the relevant documents. The entity undertaking the upgrade must be structured as a special purpose company with at least […]

Hantharwady International Airport back on radar

The Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) will conduct a field study on the construction of Hantharwady International Airport in Bago, according to deputy director U Zaw Min on March 21, during a meeting on crop compensation for farmers living within the vicinity of the project site. The US$1.5 billion project will be fully funded by […]

Aviation infrastructure upgrades under way

In a bid to facilitate rising passenger volumes at Yangon International Airport (YIA), Myanmar has made plans to improve its aviation infrastructure in cooperation with the private sector, according to Ye Htut Aung, deputy director general at the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA). The official said in an exclusive interview Yangon Aerodrome Company Limited (YACL), […]

Japan eyes Hantharwaddy airport construction project

The government is in negotiations with Japan for financing the construction of Hanthawaddy International Airport in Bago Region, after the original negotiations with a Singapore-led consortium fell apart in January, Transport Minister U Thant Sin Maung said on Tuesday. “This project is not halted,” he said, noting that Japan is very interested in the project. […]

DCA deploys budget, invites tenders to jazz up airports, aviation

High costs and a lack of travelers passing through some of Myanmar’s airports has resulted in at least four of the country’s ten airlines bypassing those locations altogether. Consequently, as many as eight airports have ceased operations in recent years, accounting for a quarter of Myanmar’s 32 domestic airports. Five out of the eight shuttered […]

Yongnam, Changi Airport consortium is a step closer to Myanmar airport deal

A consortium comprising JGC Corporation, Yongnam Holdings and Changi Airports International has sealed a framework deal with Myanmar’s Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) to build and manage a new international airport in Yangon, Myanmar. The signing of the agreement marks an important step towards the eventual inking of the Hanthawaddy International Airport concession agreement, the […]

Myanmar, consortium sign deal in new international airport project

A consortium comprising JGC Corporation, Yongnam Holdings Limited and Changi Airports International on Saturday (Jan 30) signed a Framework Agreement with Myanmar’s Department of Civil Aviation (DCA), reaching a milestone in the Hanthawaddy International Airport project. According to a media release, the signing of the Framework Agreement marks an important step towards the eventual inking […]

Drone fliers must register in Myanmar

Myanmar lacks extensive drone policies, but soon unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) will require registration – a significant development that will land their flight on more solid legal ground. Users have already taken to the skies, prompting the government to move on regulation. For public safety, the Ministry of Transport’s Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) – […]

New Bago airport delayed again, to 2022

The target opening date for Yangon’s new international airport has been pushed back by another two years to 2022. The Hanthawaddy International Airport was first imagined in the early 1990s, but the project was put on hold in 2004. When discussions resumed in 2013, officials said it would be ready by 2016. Then, after talks […]