Myanmar airline to fly again domestically after 3-month pause

YANGON — Myanmar National Airlines will on Wednesday resume domestic flights that had been halted by the coronavirus pandemic. In early September, the government instructed the state-owned airline to suspend domestic passenger flights but will now allow a resumption to spur economic activity in rural areas of the country. International passenger flights are still banned, […]

Myanmar airline arrivals up

CHIANG MAI, 25 January 2018: Myanmar recorded 1.3 million tourist arrivals at its main aviation gateway Yangon International Airport, the country’s Myanmar Tourism Marketing reported at the ASEAN Tourism Forum. The annual ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF), opened at an elaborate gala dinner at Chiang Mai’s Royal Park, Rajapruek on Wednesday evening, 24 January. MTM reported […]

Myanmar pushes ahead with new carrier, airport

Asia’s recently democratized nation, Myanmar (formerly Burma), is expanding its aviation capability with a new airline and the construction of an international airport. The new carrier, to be named Asian Blue Aviation, is joint venture (JV) between Japan’s full-service carrier All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Myanmar-based banking, infrastructure and telecoms company Golden Sky World, a […]

Japan carmaker Suzuki to build second plant in Myanmar

Tokyo (AFP) – Japanese automaker Suzuki plans to invest tens of millions of dollars to build a second plant in Myanmar, seeking to make quick inroads in the country’s growing market, a report said Saturday. The small-car maker has already secured a roughly 20-hectare (50-acre) plot at the Thilawa special economic zone southeast of Yangon […]

ANA to acquire 49pc of Asian Wings

Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) has announced it will acquire a 49 percent stake in a Myanmar airline, the latest foray into the rapidly-opening and potentially lucrative Southeast Asian market. Foreign firms have piled into Myanmar since the installation of a nominally civilian government in 2011, eager to make the most of opportunities in a […]