GROUNDED domestic carrier Yangon Airways has applied for permission to resume flights, and is expecting to return to the skies ahead of the peak tourist season.
The airline’s spokesperson said that while the application for an Aircraft Operation Certificate (AOC) with the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) was ongoing, the airline was actively recruiting air crew.
“We hope to start in time for the coming peak season and will issue a public announcement when we receive our AOC,” the spokesperson said.
The airline was forced to stop operations from December last year after its AOC was suspended by the DCA. Although neither the airline nor DCA gave a reason for the suspension, it was thought to have been linked to a failed takeover by a rival carrier.
A Yangon-based ticketing agent said Yangon Airways was one of the more reliable domestic airlines in Myanmar, and that the airline seldom changed its flights schedule or cancelled flights.
“I have heard they are planning to relaunch from coming peak season, and this will give both customers and travel agents more options when purchasing tickets for domestic flights,” the ticketing agent said.
Prior to its grounding, Yangon Airways operated scheduled and charter services from Yangon to 13 domestic destinations.