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Myanmar extends coronavirus flight ban to May 31

Myanmar extended a ban on international commercial air traffic until the end of this month on Thursday (May 14) to curb the spread of coronavirus. The ban, first introduced on March 30 and extended by decrees since then, would now extend from May 15 to May 31, according to a memo to airlines from the […]

Korean Air changes flight schedule for Seoul-Ygn direct flight

Korean Air, which is operating daily flights to Yangon from Seoul, is scheduled to change its direct flight between Seoul and Yangon to four times a week starting from March 3 due to COVID-19 virus outbreak in South Korea, according to Ministry of Transport and Communications. Although aviation authorities haven’t announced the restrictions on airlines […]

MAI to substitute currently-running planes with new Air-buses

The Myanmar Airways International (MAI) will substitute its currently-running planes with new Air-buses bought recently when they arrive in Myanmar, said Tanes Kumar, Commercial Director of the MAI. The MAI bought two new Air-buses in order to extend its flight services and the first one will arrive in Myanmar in September and another in October. […]

Yangon-Pathein-Yangon flight inaugurated

A new Yangon-Pathein-Yangon flight began its maiden trip from Yangon to Pathein in Ayeyawady Region yesterday, state media reported. The aircraft landed in Pathein Airport in the evening where its passengers and crew were welcomed by Ayeyawady Region Chief Minister U Hla Moe Aung, the regional Hluttaw Speaker, regional ministers and department officials. The Chief […]

Hello Cab returns to market with new app, says market big enough for four

Local taxi operator Hello Cab is gearing up to compete in Yangon’s after upgrading its mobile app, managing director U Aung Win said. ‘’We are using an application which was created in 2013 and is no longer up to date. Now, we are drawing on new software to build the app and hope to finish […]

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 […]