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Domestic airlines need mergers, partnerships to sustain

There is a need for domestic airlines to merge or form partnerships with foreign airlines in order to sustain themselves in the longer-term. Stakeholders believe that the way forward for domestic airlines, which continue to be loss-making due to lower number of passengers and higher costs, would be to either merge their operations or form […]

Airline stops Yangon to Kathmandu flights

The Nepal-China joint venture Himalaya Airlines has stopped direct flights between Yangon and Kathmandu a little over a year after they began due to low passenger volume, the airline’s representative in Myanmar told The Myanmar Times on Thursday. Himalaya Airlines had offered the flight twice a week since March 2017, then it suspended the flights […]

Japan mulls resuscitating failed Hanthawaddy airport proposal

Japan and Myanmar are in discussions about resuscitating the failed Hanthawaddy International Airport project, according to the transport minister. U Thant Sin Maung, Minister for the Ministry of Transport and Communication, held a meeting with Tsukasa Akimoto, Japan’s State Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism in Park Royal Hotel, Yangon, on April 30. The […]

Asian Wings, ANA deal cancelled

A planned partnership between All Nippon Airways and a private Myanmar airline, Asian Wings, has been cancelled because of concerns over the viability of the project, the two sides announced on July 30. The two airlines signed a partnership agreement in August 2013 under which ANA, Japan’s largest airline group, was to pay US$25million for […]