Myanmar expands aviation capability

12 May 2016
Myanmar expands aviation capability
Boeing 787 aircrafts of All Nippon Airways (ANA) taxying on the tarmac at Tokyo's Haneda Airport in Tokyo, Japan, 28 January 2016. Photo: Christopher Jue/EPA

Myanmar is expanding its aviation capability with a new airline and the construction of an international airport, industry website Air Transport World reported on 11 May.
The new carrier, to be named Asian Blue Aviation, is a joint venture (JV) between Japan’s full-service carrier All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Myanmar-based banking, infrastructure and telecoms company Golden Sky World, a subsidiary of Myanmar conglomerate Shwe Than Lwin Co.
In addition, construction of a new international airport at Hanthawaddy, Bago, is scheduled to start in late 2016. The new airport will be 49% funded by a $0.75 billion Official Development Aid loan from the Japanese government the report said.