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Burma – Civil Aviation

Myanmar currently has a total of 69 airports, of which only 32 are operational. There are 3 international airports - in Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw, with 19 international airlines and 4 domestic airlines operating regular flight services between Myanmar and 17 regional destinations.

Air Transport Policy :-

Myanmar is of the view that air transport contributes to the sustainable economic development of the State, by facilitating tourism and trade. With this, Myanmar will develop and strengthen the safe, secure, efficient, sustainable & environmentally-friendly air transport industry in jurisdiction, and integrate it with the international air transport environment in order to fulfill requirements of the public. In doing so, Myanmar has set the aims and objectives of air transport policies as follows:-

         1)   To ensure the aviation safety and security as priorities;

2)   To promote infrastructure development;

3)   To allow forming of new air carries, subject to demand and supply in the market;

4)   To allow setting up of efficient air transport auxiliary services;

5)   To promote Public-Private Partnership (PPP) in the air transport industry;

6)   To develop fair competitions among air transport services;

7)   To encourage cooperation between air carriers;

8)   To enhance competitiveness of national air carriers;

9)   To foster air freight services;

10)  To support development of tourism and trade;

11)  To continue pursuing gradual liberalization of air transport towards the open sky policy;

12)  To enhance the capacity of aviation regulatory body;

13)  To create employment opportunities for nationals; and

14)  To develop environmentally-friendly air transport.


Designation of Airline

The airline shall have been formally designated in accordance with the provisions of the relevant air services agreement between the Government of the Union of Myanmar and the Government of the State of the Operator.


The airline shall submit an application letter to the Director General, the Department of Civil Aviation, for grant of a permit to operate. The application shall be signed by the legal representative of the headquarters of the airline and shall include details of the route planned to be operated, proposed commencing date, flight number, weekly frequency and days of operation, and the type(s) of aircraft to be used in the operation.
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