Myanmar Airways to hold talks with ATR Airbus Group

YANGON — With the impending arrival of new aircraft earlier than the scheduled delivery time, officials from state-owned Myanmar Airways will visit France to hold talks with French Aerospace Company (ATR), according to Myanmar Airways’ report. The Myanmar Airways signed an agreement on May 6 to buy six new aircraft from ATR and to open […]

Playing bridging role between Korea and Myanmar

Myanmar Airways International to launch Incheon-Yangon route on Oct. 26 Myanmar Airways International (MAI) will launch the Incheon-Yangon route on Oct. 26, offering another option to Korean business travelers and tourists heading to the Southeast Asian nation. MAI plans to fly between Incheon International Airport and Yangon International Airport five times a week, using an […]

Myanmar Airways slated to become Myanmar National Airways: Pending legislation

State-run Myanmar Airways is slated for rename as Myanmar National Airways upon the enactment of the new aviation legislation. Presently, the Myanmar Aviation Bill has been submitted and deliberated in the Lower House of Parliament after the approval of the Upper House. “The Bill has been approved by Upper House and now submitted to Lower […]

Yangon airport accident prone

YANGON, 24 April 2014: Aviation authority says overcrowding and lack of aircraft parking spots at Yangon International Airport has caused a spate of minor accidents and damage to aircraft. Local media quoted an unnamed Department of Civil Aviation official saying the accident rate had increased with the boom in air travel to Yangon. A total […]

Myanmar Airways to expand fleet with General Electric

The state-owned Myanmar Airways plans to expand their fleet and services by leasing ten new Boeing aircraft from GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS). GECAS is part of U.S.-based conglomerate General Electric that signed a lease contract with Myanmar’s national carrier in Singapore on February 11. “We are pleased that General Electric will work with Myanmar […]

Myanmar’s airlines face challenges as playing field expands and competition intensifies

Consult-Myanmar welcome you to the 27th SEA Games Myanmar, 11-22 Dec 2013 Myanmar’s aviation market has huge potential for both local and foreign carriers as the country has recorded some of the highest passenger growth rates in Asia since opening up in 2012. But there are also huge challenges, including infrastructure constraints, over-capacity and unprofitability. […]