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Yangon Mingaladon Airport

Yangon International Airport serves the largest city and commercial centre of Burma (Myanmar), Yangon. The airport handles averages over 2 million passengers p/a, and is a hub for the four Burmese carriers Air Bagan, Air Mandalay, Myanma Airways and Yangon Airways. Yangon is also served by over a dozes scheduled airlines from across East and Southeast Asia.

Location of Yangon Mingaladon Airport, Myanmar


 
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FMI Air ready to test out new model for Myanmar aviation market with CRJ base at Nay Pyi Taw

13-Nov-2014 12:00 PM

Myanmar start-up FMI Air is aiming to launch scheduled services by the end of 2014 using 50-seat CRJ200 regional jets based at the capital Nay Pyi Taw. FMI will become the first airline to establish a hub at Nay Pyi Taw, which has an underutilised modern international airport that opened in 2011.

FMI will enter an extremely crowded domestic market which is already served by eight airlines. But it sees an opportunity to differentiate by operating jets rather than turboprops, providing a higher level of service, partnering with foreign carriers and becoming the first domestic operator in Myanmar with IOSA certification.

FMI Air will initially operate on the Yangon-Nay Pyi Taw route, which it has served over the last two years using wet leased aircraft. But it plans quickly to establish a hub at Nay Pyi Taw with several domestic routes in the first phase and eventually regional international routes.

Myanmar Airways International starts a new expansion phase with Seoul and Osaka services

1-Oct-2014 9:00 AM

Myanmar Airways International (MAI) is pursuing expansion in North Asia with new services to Osaka and Seoul. The expansion increases the airline’s network to eight destinations and approximately doubles its weekly ASKs, pushing up its small share of Myanmar’s fast growing but highly competitive international market.

The expansion will position MAI to potentially benefit from rapid growth in Myanmar’s tourism sector. MAI, which became entirely privately owned in 2013, has not yet participated in the huge growth Myanmar’s international market has enjoyed since the country opened up in 2011.

MAI risks being squeezed out if it does not grow. But its upcoming expansion is also risky as MAI will compete in the Korea and Japan markets with larger foreign carriers and eventually Myanma Airways, a government-owned domestic carrier, aiming to launch services to North Asia in 2015.

Myanma Airways ATR 72-600 and Air Mandalay MRJ90 orders further escalate battle for Myanmar market

23-Jul-2014 2:38 PM

Competition in Myanmar is set to intensify further as several of the country’s airlines pursue ambitious fleet expansion. Two Burmese carriers used the recent Farnborough Airshow to order new aircraft, putting the Myanmar market in the spotlight as local carriers attempt to capture some of the rapid growth which so far has mainly benefitted foreign airlines.

Domestic market leader Myanma Airways has committed to acquiring at least six ATR 72-600s, adding to orders the government owned carrier placed in early 2014 with GECAS for 10 737s. Meanwhile one of its eight privately owned local competitors, Air Mandalay, has committed to at least six MRJ90 regional jets.  

Myanmar’s airline sector currently consists of nine airlines, including eight domestic operators, with a combined fleet of just over 40 aircraft. The total fleet in Myanmar could double over the next few years as several existing carriers expand and new airlines enter the market. But such rapid growth may not be sustainable and consolidation seems inevitable.

Myanmar’s Aviation and Tourism System: a comprehensive country report from CAPA

4-Jul-2014 4:00 PM

CAPA – Centre for Aviation has published a 100-page report covering the Myanmar Aviation and Tourism sector.

As one of the world's hidden travel gems, Myanmar is rapidly beginning to open its doors wide to foreign tourism. Foreign and home grown airline capacity is proliferating, although it is not always the case that other infrastructure is able to keep pace. Equally, the flurry of new capacity and new airline entry suggests that there will be casualties along the path to profitability. Meanwhile,

The report’s comprehensive data sets cover economic conditions, tourism trends, hotel capacity, airline and airport developments – all supplemented by unique in-depth analysis from CAPA’s regional analysts.

Bangkok Airways to expand turboprop operation and Myanmar network with new Chiang Mai base

12-Jun-2014 3:41 PM

Bangkok Airways is planning to open an ATR 72 turboprop base in Chiang Mai in 4Q2014 which will be used to launch two new routes to Myanmar as well as new domestic sectors.

The new base will be opened as Bangkok Airways starts to transition its ATR 72 fleet from the -500 to new generation -600 model. The carrier is planning to acquire three more ATR 72-600s, adding to its earlier order for six of the type.

The new Chiang Mai to Yangon and Mandalay services will give Bangkok Airways five routes to Myanmar. Bangkok Airways has already become the largest foreign carrier in Myanmar, with three routes and 40 weekly frequencies.

Myanmar Airways International outlook: intense competition, shrinking market share create challenges

23-Apr-2014 11:55 AM

Myanmar Airways International (MAI) is aiming to expand its network with a focus on North Asia as the privately owned flag carrier tries to carve out a niche in an increasingly competitive marketplace.

Foreign carriers have more than doubled their capacity to Myanmar over the last two years, but MAI has cut capacity, leading to under-utilisation of its A320 fleet. MAI only captured a 12% share of Myanmar’s international market in 2013, down from a 19% share in 2012.

MAI has struggled to compete on its core routes as foreign carriers including LCCs expanded aggressively. MAI now faces the prospect of new competition from other local carriers which are seeking to expand into the international market. MAI has generally been Myanmar’s only international carrier for the last two decades.

(CAPA will shortly publish a comprehensive Myanmar Aviation, Tourism and Travel Sector Report. For details please contact info@centreforaviation.com)

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