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Myanmar’s Yangon International Airport attracts over 1.14 mln tourists in 2018

Myanmar’s Yangon International Airport attracted over 1.14 million tourists in the whole 2018. According to the report on the Yangon Region Government’s third year tenure on Wednesday, the authorities permitted 11 hotels to operate in Yangon region and granted 299 travel agencies, issuing 145 tour guide licenses and 162 transport licenses last year. Myanmar received […]

An industry-crippling jet fuel monopoly breaks

A domestic airline has received approval to sell aviation fuel in a decision that has ended a monopoly and raised hopes of cheaper prices and better service. GOLDEN MYANMAR Airlines has received Myanmar Investment Commission approval to operate an aviation fuel business, in the first sign of competition for the state-backed monopoly that airlines say […]

Letter: Fuel provision elephant in the room for airlines

SIR – I would like to respond to an article by Zeyar Hein on March 7 on domestic airlines. Complaints on high domestic airfares – many domestic flights are more costly than flights to Bangkok, Hanoi or Kuala Lumpur – and how it is hurting Myanmar’s tourism are gaining traction these days, with recent high-profile […]

Construction of Yangon’s Outer Circular Road to Begin by Year End

YANGON—Myanmar’s Ministry of Construction has announced it will construct two circular roads inside and outside Yangon with the assistance of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Construction of the outer road is to be divided into four phases and will start with the eastern section, according to U Kyi Zaw Myint, deputy director general of […]

Yangon International Airport gears up for new flights, new destinations

Yangon International Airport is poised to welcome more airlines and passenger this year as travel demand grows following Myanmar’s relaxation of entry visa requirements at the end of 2018. The Yangon Aerodrome Company Limited, the company that manages Yangon’s international airport, says it’s increasing airport facilities and stepping up marketing to open new direct routes […]

Chinese company proposes new circular railroad for Yangon

Representatives from China Railway Engineering Co Ltd (CREC) have met with the Yangon Region government to discuss the possibility of constructing of a new Yangon circular railroad, U Than Naing Oo, a member of the Yangon Region Hluttaw’s Transportation, Communications, Construction and Industry Committee told The Myanmar Times. “CREC proposed two versions of the potential […]

Yangon International Airport enhances stakeholder partnerships; plans to boost global network

Yangon International Airport (YIA) yesterday hosted a reception in appreciation for its airline partners, while looking forward to updated terminal facilities and enhanced carrier partnerships to handle the increases in passenger numbers expected following Myanmar’s relaxation of entry visa requirements last October. The reception was held at Mingalar Sky Lounge Terminal 3, and graced by […]

Hilton & Resorts to open Hilton Times City Yangon

The US-based Hilton & Resorts will open Hilton Times City Yangon, for fourth of its kind in 2022. A ceremony to sign MoU on management to open Hilton Times City Yangon with 308 rooms in Yangon, the commercial city was held at Times City on January 12. Hilton Times City Yangon is being jointly built […]

Kovind launches mobile app for farmers in Myanmar

President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday launched a mobile app developed for farmers in Myanmar and dedicated a centre and a bio park to promote agriculture research and education to the people here. Kovind is in Myanmar on a two-city visit to continue India’s high level bilateral engagements under the rubric of the ‘Act East […]

Sichuan Airlines launches 2nd direct flight between China, Myanmar’s Yangon

China’s Sichuan Airlines has launched a new direct flight between Hangzhou, capital of east China’s Zhejiang Province and Myanmar’s Yangon since Tuesday, a release from the Yangon Aerodrome Company, an operating company of Yangon International Airport (YIA), said on Wednesday. It became the second route of the airline between Yangon and China following the launch […]