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MAI offers relief flights for stranded expats, essential cargo deliveries

Myanmar Airways International (MAI) has been working with foreign embassies to operate relief flights to cities like Guangzhou, Seoul and Kuala Lumpur. Other routes will be announced once confirmed. So far, MAI has flown some 800 stranded expats out of Yangon to Guangzhou and Seoul and is scheduled to operate three more flights on April […]

MAI cancels China flight, offers passengers refunds

Myanmar Airways International announced the suspension of its flight to China starting on Friday as the new coronavirus outbreak worsened in that country. The airline said Thursday it would allow passengers with tickets to Guangzhou (CAN) to reschedule their flight or get a refund. ‘’We saw the announcement of the suspension of MAI flights on […]

MAI to start Yangon-Seoul direct flight service on December 3

Myanmar Airways International (MAI) is going to begin Yangon-Seoul direct flight service between Myanmar and the Republic of Korea (ROK) on December 3. The MAI made this plan in partnership with Meebang Air Agencies to enter the flight service market of ROK. “I feel glad to be able to appoint Meebang as our agent. Their […]

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. […]

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 […]