Yangon airport managed 112 charter flights last year

Yangon International Airport managed 112 charter flights in 2016, most of them for business purposes, according to an official from Myanmar MJETS Business Aviation Centre, which provides services for international charter flights at the airport. Out of 112, 70 charter flights were made for business trips, while the remaining 42 carried patients abroad for medical […]

Emirates set to launch flights to Phnom Penh

Emirates Airlines will expand its presence in Cambodia by launching a daily passenger flight between Dubai and Phnom Penh, with a stopover in Yangon, as part of the Dubai-based carrier’s push into the region. Launching on July 1, the daily flight will connect Dubai to Phnom Penh via a 90-minute stopover in Yangon, using a […]

Thai AirAsia adds Mandalay flight

Thai AirAsia (TAA) is to introduce a second daily flight from Bangkok to Mandalay to meet stronger demand. The additional service will commence on March 17, expanding the low-cost carrier’s (LCC) footprint in the emerging travel market. Santisuk Klongchaiya, commercial director for TAA, said the airline’s services to Myanmar have grown in popularity as Thais […]

Vietjet pioneers Yangon route

HO CHI MINH CITY, 28 July 2015: Vietjet Air will launch flights connecting Ho Chi Minh City to Yangon in Myanmar starting 2 October. The upcoming route will have five flights per week departing HCMC Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday with a flight time of two hours and 15 minutes. The flight will depart […]

KLM considers Yangon flight

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines may launch a direct flight between Amsterdam and Yangon, early next year, based on an anticipated increase in tourists from the Netherlands. Myanmar Business Today quoted an official at the Department of Civil Aviation that claimed KLM, which is owned by the Air France group, would introduce a three weekly service […]

Hughes, Honeywell Expanding PBN Deployment at Myanmar Airports

Hughes Aerospace and Honeywell Aerospace have announced a partnership with Myanmar’s Department of Civil Aviation to bring Performance Based Navigation (PBN) procedures to the nation’s busiest airports. In recent years, both companies have embarked on a global initiative to assist airports with redesigning the airways within their airspace to allow them to move away from […]

FMI Air ready to test out new model for Myanmar aviation market with CRJ base at Nay Pyi Taw

Myanmar start-up FMI Air is aiming to launch scheduled services by the end of 2014 using 50-seat CRJ200 regional jets based at the capital Nay Pyi Taw. FMI will become the first airline to establish a hub at Nay Pyi Taw, which has an underutilised modern international airport that opened in 2011. FMI will enter […]

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 […]

Cebu Pacific to launch direct flight to Myanmar

YANGON, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) — The Cebu Pacific Air, the Philippines’ largest low-cost carrier, will launch direct flight to Myanmar’s two main cities — Yangon and Mandalay in early 2015, airline sources said Thursday. The direct flight is planned in the wake of increased business undertakings in the Southeast Asian nation initiated by most of […]

Mandalay, Imphal flight launch delayed

The launch of a planned air route between Mandalay and Imphal in northern India has been delayed while logistical details are finalised with Indian authorities, a Golden Myanmar Airlines official said last week. Managing director U Aung Gyi said the twice-a-week service was originally due to launch on June 27. Golden Myanmar is offering the […]