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Yangon Airport handles 2.32m passengers through April

Yangon International Airport served 2.32 million passengers in the first four months of the year, a number that increased 4.2 percent from 2.22 million passengers in the same period last year, according to the airport. The reason for the growth in traffic was the addition of routes and destinations a few months ago, said Ho […]

Sichuan Airlines arrives in Yangon

Sichaun Airlines launched its first flight to Yangon (RGN) on 13 November, the day in which it started services from Xi’an (XIY). The 2,317-kilometre connection will be flown three times weekly using A320s, with the route facing no direct competition. Jose Angeja, COO, Yangon Airport said: “Sichuan Airlines connects Yangon, the commercial capital of Myanmar, […]

Myanmar tourism rolls out red carpet

The first tourists from Japan, South Korea and China to take advantage of Myanmar’s easing of visa rules enjoyed a VIP welcome at Yangon Airport Wednesday. A celebration at the airport welcomed travellers flying in from Japan and Korea, who were among the first to enjoy a visa-free privilege that was introduced on Monday. The […]

Myanmar mulls easing visas

YANGON : Myanmar will soon announce visa-free travel for Japanese and Korean national as well as visa-on-arrival for Chinese citizens at specified airports. Myanmar Tourism Marketing chairperson, May Myat Mon Win, confirmed to TTR Weekly, Wednesday, that new visa privileges were in the pipeline. There have been no official announcements by the country’s Ministry of […]

New Hantharwaddy airport to finalise plans in early 2018

Myanmar’s Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) is set to sign the final agreement for the construction of Hantharwaddy International Airport in early 2018, the agency’s deputy director general told The Myanmar Times. The new airport, located on the outskirts of Yangon, would be able to handle more passengers and it will have modern facilities, according […]

Yangon airport managed 112 charter flights last year

Yangon International Airport managed 112 charter flights in 2016, most of them for business purposes, according to an official from Myanmar MJETS Business Aviation Centre, which provides services for international charter flights at the airport. Out of 112, 70 charter flights were made for business trips, while the remaining 42 carried patients abroad for medical […]

Lacoste makes Myanmar debut with Yangon Airport store

Lacoste has entered the Myanmar travel retail market with the opening of a store at Yangon Airport. The 100sq m store, located in the airport’s new Terminal 2, features Lacoste’s latest concept design. The brand said the store aims to offer a premium shopping experience to local and international travellers. Lacoste Asia Pacific Travel Retail […]

Yangon Airport calls of EOI for key commercial concessions

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list Yangon Aerodrome Company Limited (YACL) is seeking Expressions of Interest in these following categories: Travel Retail, Fashion & Accessories (including Luxury brands) Food & Beverages (cafes, restaurants, bars, food courts, etc) Electronics Books, Magazines and Stationary Watches Toys Spa Advertising Hospitality Services – Operation & Management of CIP […]

Myanmar businesses slow to adapt to improvements in Internet

Our study of the Myanmar industry shows that Myanmar businesses are still lagging behind in the use of Internet technology. We studied 72 audit/accounting firms and 44 law firms in Yangon and were flabbergasted to find that 93% and 68% respectively do not have websites and 70% of them are still using Gmail. Our study […]

Most Chinese tourists prefer e-visas

Chinese nationals top the list of foreigners who enter Myanmar using an eVisa (visa on arrival), according to the Immigration Department at Yangon International Airport. A total of 18,700 Chinese nationals entered the country using visas on arrival in the first two months of this year. More than 300,000 foreigners, mostly Chinese, have used this […]