Myanmar govt launches special travel arrangements with Japan

Myanmar and Japan have agreed to start special travel arrangements for travellers entering each nation. During an official visit to Myanmar on August 24, Japanese foreign affairs minister Motegi Toshimitsu met with State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to discuss, among other things, bilateral arrangements to make travel between both countries easier amid COVID-19. […]

With int’l flights still on hold, Myanmar shifts focus to domestic tourism

With restrictions on international commercial flight arrivals to Myanmar possibly extended until October or later, the country will now adopt a domestic tourism strategy.”Hotels and tourism businesses need to focus on the local tourism industry while arrivals of international commercial flights are still banned,” State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi said during her address […]

MNA mulls over international flights

YANGON, 1 June 2020: Myanmar National Airlines continues its suspension of international routes for the time being, but according to the airline’s booking system, it may resume some international flights as early as mid-June. However, resuming services will depend on the lifting of government health measures and the bans on international flights. At present, there […]

Wuhan Flights to Myanmar Stopped Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Mandalay – China Eastern Airlines (CEA) announced Friday that its direct flights from the Chinese city of Wuhan to Mandalay have been canceled. Following the Wuhan lockdown, as China banned travel to Wuhan after the coronavirus outbreak, the airline said it would refund passengers. China extended travel bans to cities near Wuhan today. Passengers with […]

China’s 9 Air starts direct flights between Yangon and Haikou city

China’s 9 Air airline began offering three flights a week from Yangon to Haikou, the capital and main transportation hub of Hainan province, on Sunday. The low-cost airline, a subsidiary of Juneyao Airlines, will offer flights between the two cities on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Thirty-seven international airlines offer flights to 38 destinations at Yangon […]

Myanmar Airways International starts flights to Hangzhou

Myanmar Airways International (MAI) has launched flights to Hangzhou, China as part of its network expansion, according to the Yangon Aerodrome Company, which operates Yangon International Airport (YIA). MAI will fly to Hangzhou from both Mandalay and Yangon. The inaugural flight between Mandalay and Hangzhou commenced on July 17 while the Yangon – Hangzhou flight […]

Two countries, one destinations” campaign to be established for Bagan and Siem Reap

Myanmar’s Ministry of Tourism is pushing forward with the implementation of a “two countries, one destination” campaign that hinges on establishing direct flights between the historic cities of Bagan and Siem Reap. The campaign’s single-visa programme would allow tourists holding either a Myanmar or Cambodia visa to travel directly between the two countries without the […]

Competition coming for Vietnam flights

Vietnamese airline VietJet will begin direct flights between Yangon and Ho Chi Minh city on October 2, according to a press release. It will operate five return flights a week – every day except Tuesday and Thursday – and the flights will take 2 hours and 15 minutes. “VietJet is delighted to make our network […]

Vietjet Offers Promotional Fares for Yangon-HCMC Flights

Vietnamese low cost carrier Vietjet said it is selling tickets at special prices for its newest route linking Yangon to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. The sale will go on from 11:30 to 13:30 (Myanmar time) everyday from July 24 to July 29. The carrier said that “lucky tickets” will be available from $0 […]

No Myanmar-Yogyakarta flights confirmed at the moment: Garuda

THERE are currently no plans for direct flights between Myanmar and Yogyakarta on Garuda Indonesia, despite word going around on certain news outlets, but Myanmar’s outbound travel consultants are keen for such a service. Several news outlets had quoted Indonesia’s ambassador to Myanmar, Ito Sumardi, as saying that the Indonesian government has held discussions with […]