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, […]

Tourism industry invests in tech amid COVID-19

The hospitality and tourism industry is investing more in technology during the COVID-19 pandemic, said U Than Htut, vice chair of Myanmar Hoteliers Association. “We face challenges in technology in COVID-19 crisis. We have to make more investment and changes in technology,” he said. Local conglomerate Eden Group says more investments in technology is necessary […]

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 […]