Dnata inks deal with Myanmar Airways

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Emirates Group subsidiary Dnata, one of the world’s largest airline service companies, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Myanmar’s state-run national airline Myanmar Airways to offer ground handling services at the country’s airports.

It is the first time that Myanmar Airways cooperates with a foreign service firm. The cooperation comes as a large number of international airlines have announced to launch or extend flight connections to the country which has recently opened its economy to foreign investors. The MoU was signed shortly after news came out that Myanmar’s parliament has approved the country’s new investment law, see Inside Investor’s report.

Myanmar currently has four international airports, in Yangon, Mandalay, Naypyidaw and Bago. Naypyidaw’s is the largest with a capacity of 3.5 million passengers per year.

Arrivals at Yangon International Airport are expected to surge to around 3 million in 2012, a 22 per cent increase over 2011 that puts it above its 2.7 million threshold, according to the Myanmar Department of Civil Aviation.

A new airport is planned to handle the rising number of arrivals. The Hanthawaddy airport will be on a site nine times bigger than the current facility and located about 80 kilometers away from downtown Yangon, the country’s main commercial centre. Work is expected to start in June 2013, with the site set to become operational in 2016.

New airlines to enter Myanmar are:

Qatar Airways (direct flight from Doha to Yangon starting October 3, 2012)

Korean Air (from September 13, 2012)

Dragon Air (Hong Kong, from October 2012)

EVA Air (Taiwan, from October 2012)

All Nippon Airways (Japan, from October 2012)

Philippines Airlines (end of 2012)

Condor (Germany, end of 2012)

Biman Bangladesh Airlines (end of 2012)

Pakistan International Airlines (end of 2012)

Srilankan Airlines (end of 2012)

 

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Emirates Group subsidiary Dnata, one of the world’s largest airline service companies, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Myanmar’s state-run national airline Myanmar Airways to offer ground handling services at the country’s airports.

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Emirates Group subsidiary Dnata, one of the world’s largest airline service companies, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Myanmar’s state-run national airline Myanmar Airways to offer ground handling services at the country’s airports.

It is the first time that Myanmar Airways cooperates with a foreign service firm. The cooperation comes as a large number of international airlines have announced to launch or extend flight connections to the country which has recently opened its economy to foreign investors. The MoU was signed shortly after news came out that Myanmar’s parliament has approved the country’s new investment law, see Inside Investor’s report.

Myanmar currently has four international airports, in Yangon, Mandalay, Naypyidaw and Bago. Naypyidaw’s is the largest with a capacity of 3.5 million passengers per year.

Arrivals at Yangon International Airport are expected to surge to around 3 million in 2012, a 22 per cent increase over 2011 that puts it above its 2.7 million threshold, according to the Myanmar Department of Civil Aviation.

A new airport is planned to handle the rising number of arrivals. The Hanthawaddy airport will be on a site nine times bigger than the current facility and located about 80 kilometers away from downtown Yangon, the country’s main commercial centre. Work is expected to start in June 2013, with the site set to become operational in 2016.

New airlines to enter Myanmar are:

Qatar Airways (direct flight from Doha to Yangon starting October 3, 2012)

Korean Air (from September 13, 2012)

Dragon Air (Hong Kong, from October 2012)

EVA Air (Taiwan, from October 2012)

All Nippon Airways (Japan, from October 2012)

Philippines Airlines (end of 2012)

Condor (Germany, end of 2012)

Biman Bangladesh Airlines (end of 2012)

Pakistan International Airlines (end of 2012)

Srilankan Airlines (end of 2012)

 

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