Myanmar-Japan joint venture applies for airline licence

Myanmar’s already cluttered airline industry could be about to welcome another carrier into its ranks. Japan’s ANA Holdings and Shwe Than Lwin-owned Golden Sky World have formed a joint venture and applied to set up an international airline, according to a transport ministry official. The joint venture submitted a “late application” to the outgoing government, […]

Vietnam Airlines recalls in-flight magazine over Shwedagon Pagoda-related cover controversy

The Vietnamese national flag carrier is pulling copies of the latest issue of an in-flight magazine from all of its planes, as the cover of the publication has purportedly drawn the ire of the Buddhist community in Myanmar. The November edition of Vietnam Airlines-run Heritage Fashion features a model wearing ao dai on its cover, […]

Competition coming for Vietnam flights

Vietnamese airline VietJet will begin direct flights between Yangon and Ho Chi Minh city on October 2, according to a press release. It will operate five return flights a week – every day except Tuesday and Thursday – and the flights will take 2 hours and 15 minutes. “VietJet is delighted to make our network […]

Airlines Scramble to Land in Myanmar, but Visas Still up in the Air

BANGKOK — Foreign airline companies big and small are falling over one another in a battle for landing rights in Myanmar to tap into Southeast Asia’s new and rapidly rising tourist destination. Myanmar may still be a long way behind its neighbor Thailand in visitor numbers, but since President U Thein Sein began opening up […]