Thursday, 24 July 2014

Apex and FMI pending approval to begin domestic flights

Private airlines Apex and FMI are waiting for approval from the Myanmar Investment Commission to begin domestic flights, according to the department of aviation.

Both will be focusing to fly the Nay Pyi Taw to Yangon route, providing an alternative for government workers and officials to the dangers of road travel.

“Many requirements are needed to establish a new airline. The priority is Air Operation Certificate (AOC). In order to get an issuance of AOC, many steps and information needs to be filled out. Another fact is passenger safety. Upon all necessary items and information, AOC will be granted,” said Win Swe, director general for the aviation department.

He added that necessary items and information included the companies financial and management policy, how they planned to hire pilots and engineers, and preparation for emergency cases.

Myanma Airways, Air Bagan, Air Mandalay, Air KBZ, Yangon Airways, Golden Myanmar Airlines, Asia Wings and Mann Yadana.

source: Eleven Myanmar
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