Macao residents granted visa-on-arrival entry to Myanmar

Passport holders of China’s Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) visiting Mayanmar for tourism purposes will be granted visa-on-arrival entry to that country, authorities said. The Identification Services Bureau of Macao said in a press release on Tuesday that these visas will be granted upon arrival at the Yangon International Airport, Mandalay International Airport and Nay […]

Mandalay airport joins war on wildlife trade

In an effort to crack down on illegal trafficking of endangered wildlife, staff at Mandalay International Airport attended a course in how to identify and classify wildlife parts if carried by passengers. Over 100 airport staff, security personnel and customs officials received training provided by the Forestry Department and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Myanmar, […]

Mandalay Int’l Airport received over 1 million passengers last year

More than a million local and foreign passengers entered Mandalay International Airport last year exceeding the number of 2016, according to sources from the Department of Civil Aviation. In 2017, domestic airlines such as Myanmar National Airlines, Air Mandalay, Air KBZ, Asian Wings Airways, Myanmar Airways International, Yangon Airways, Shwe Myanmar Airlines, Mann Yadanabon Airlines […]

Hantharwaddy airport priority for govt

THE planned Hantharwaddy International Airport is the only priority in the area of aviation under the National League for Democracy-led government, said U Win Khant, permanent secretary of Ministry of Transport and Communications. He made his comments in relation to the government’s Transport Master Plan during the sideline interview with The Myanmar Times at Myanmar […]

Mandalay International Airport Selects Rockwell Collins to Improve Passenger Processing

SINGAPORE (October 25, 2016) – Mandalay International Airport (MDL) passengers will realize an enhanced check-in experience with the implementation of a new passenger processing system from Rockwell Collins. Under the terms of the agreement with MC-Jalux Airport Services Co., Ltd. (MJAS), the group that operates MDL, Rockwell Collins is providing its ARINC vMUSE™ Common Use Passenger […]

Sales slow but ministers optimistic on Mandalay jade market

Mandalay jade sellers are still resisting moving to a new market due to open in August. Only a small percentage of apartments at the market have been sold, although the regional mining minister says he believes the market will be a success. Over 2000 apartments will be available at the new market facility, but just […]

Myanmar introduces new visa regulations

MYANMAR’s Ministry of Immigration and Population announced yesterday new visa regulations effective immediately. Under the new system, there are 12 types of entry visas: Diplomatic; official; tourist; social; journalist; crew; workshop; business; employment; religious; educational; and transit. The diplomatic visa is free and the duration offered is based on the length of duty required. The […]

Poor aviation infrastructure hinders Myanmar’s aviation potential

Slow improvement in aviation infrastructure remains the biggest hurdle that Myanmar must overcome if it is to cash in on the Asean Open Skies or even pursue its dream to become an aviation hub in Asia. At the Myanmar Civil Aviation Development Conference in March 2014, Transport Minister Nyan Htun Aung announced Myanmar’s vision “that […]

E-visa drives out visas on arrival

The number of foreigners using visas on arrival has been declining after the introduction of e-visa system, according to the Immigration Department. The e-visa system was launched on September 1, 2014 for 41 countries, most of which are in Asia. On October 2, 24 more countries were included in the programme, including several European countries. […]

World solar flight to make stopover in Myanmar next month

World solar flight to make stopover in Myanmar next month YANGON, Feb. 25 (Xinhua) — The first around-the-world solar flight, Solar Impulse 2 (Si2), is expected to make a stopover in Mandalay, the second largest city of Myanmar on March 10, official media reported Wednesday. Scheduled to stay for three day at Mandalay International Airport, […]