The Myanmar Airlines is facing a crisis in handling the constraints preventing them to grow despite the more tourists using the domestic airlines. Though Myanmar is opening up to investors to develop the infrastructure and reinstate electricity grid, the effects of 50 years of economic struggle under Military dictatorship is showing up.
There are 10 domestic airlines in Myanmar with 58 planes, carrying local and international travelers. Though there is an increase in international travelers only a small fraction of them are using local airlines.
Rising cost of fuel and the completion is felt as a hindrance for the development of the airlines.
Mr. Thet Lwin Toe, who is the chairperson of Union of Myanmar Travel Association (UMTA), feels the need of the support from the Government in regularizing the fuel price as well as promoting a national campaign to invite tourists and also to enter into code sharing deals to increase the income of the airlines. At the moment the number of aircrafts seem to be not enough to handle the influx of tourists and also the structure of many airports cannot allow Airbuses to land.