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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 […]

KBZ’s new ATR 72-600 planes arrive in Yangon

Two out of four new ATR 72-600 series planes from Air KBZ arrived in Yangon International Airport on May 6, sources said. The Air KBZ, which possessed 20 per cent in domestic aviation market, is planning to expand its fleet. The other two new planes will be arrived on June. The airlines is flying domestic […]

India: Myanmar visa fee removal boosts prospects of healthcare tourism

KOLKATA, SEPTEMBER 17: India’s recent decision to remove $80 visa charge for Myanmar nationals (except in e-visa) improved prospects of healthcare tourism in India. West Bengal may be a major gainer as Kolkata has the best flight connectivity to Myanmar among all major Indian cities. Advantage India India controls the expanding pharmaceutical products market in […]

Sri Lankan Airlines expands network to Myanmar

SriLankan Airlines will expand its network to Yangon, capital of Myanmar, from 1st June 2017, with the commencement of a codeshare partnership with Myanmar Airways International (MAI), one of Myanmar’s best-known airlines. SriLankan will codeshare on flights operated by MAI between Bangkok and Yangon; and also Singapore and Yangon; while MAI will codeshare on flights […]

UAC ready to finalise Myanmar power deal

UAC Global Plc, an MAI-listed chemical trader that has diversified into renewable energy, is expected to seal a deal to sell power from its 20-megawatt power plant to the Myanmar government in the first quarter. UAC president Chatchaphol Prasopchoke said it is building the first phase of the plant, which will have a capacity of […]

Airport upgrades in Myanmar’s lesser-known hotspots means more international flights and tourists

A number of airports popular with tourists will begin accepting direct international flights after their upgrades are complete over the next decade, the Department of Civil Aviation deputy director general U Ye Htut Aung told The Myanmar Times. Heho Airport in Shan State, Nyaung-U in Mandalay Region, Thandwe in Rakhine State, and Dawei in Tanintharyi Region are examples […]

Regional carriers look to Myanmar market expansion

Asian regional carriers—including Bangkok Airways, Nok Air, Myanmar Airways International (MAI) and AirAsia—are looking to expand operations into Myanmar following the opening up of international visa access at the end of 2016. Myanmar will operate a full visa on arrival scheme from December 2016 across all Association of South East Asian Nations member countries. Since […]

After visa pact, Myanmar agents form more Singapore packages

  OUTBOUND tour operators in Myanmar are planning to add more Singapore packages in anticipation of increased traffic to the city-state after visa exemption is established between the two nations earlier this month. The 30-day visa-free travel agreement will take effect from December 1. Lynn Zaw Wai Mang, managing director of Unique Asia Ticketing and […]

Yangon-Singapore flights to increase

According to two airline companies offering Yangon-Singapore flights, more flights between the two locations will be scheduled once the visa-on-arrival system takes effect in December. There currently are seven airlines flying the Yangon-Singapore route: Singapore Airlines, Silk Air, Jet Star, Myanmar Airways International (MAI), Myanmar National Airlines and Air Asia. According to Singapore Airlines and […]

Southeast Asian Payments Provider 2C2P Raises $7 Million From Amun Capital and Japan’s GMO Venture

2C2P, a leading Southeast Asian payment services provider, has landed $7 million in Series C funding from Hong Kong’s Amun Capital and Japan’s GMO Venture Partners. That brings total funding for the 12-year-old company to $10 million. 2C2P will use the funds to make senior hires and to expand its “cards, cash and cash equivalent […]