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Title: New Airline Still Grounded
Date of publication: January 2004
Description/subject: "It’s not easy to take off in Burma. Burma’s newest airline, United Myanmar Air or UMA, is still grounded, though the airline announced that it would take to the skies by last September. The country’s second international carrier had another setback recently when it missed a December launch date for its inaugural flight. Now, the Ministry of Transport says UMA will begin its service by the end of January. Financial problems are causing the delays, say airlines sources in Rangoon. The airline has not yet even hired aircraft and cannot afford to pay its staff, said an official from UMA’s partner, Myanmar Airways..."
Author/creator: Kyaw Zwa Moe
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 12, No. 1
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 29 April 2008


Title: Flying High
Date of publication: September 2003
Description/subject: "There’s confidence in the air over Burma as a new airline prepares to take off... When a relatively unknown investment group came forward on April 1 with plans for another airline for Burma, some dismissed the announcement as an April Fool’s prank. With all the cards already stacked against Burma’s economy and turbulent aviation industry—in the form of tourism boycotts and tightened economic sanctions—who would be brave, or foolish, enough to bank on a brand new airline? The answer is Edward Tan, Chief Executive of Hong Kong-based Sunshine Strategic Investments, and a conglomerate of Sino-Burmese investors. The group is keen to give the Burmese people what Tan describes as "a better airline with better management."..."
Author/creator: Anthony Faraday and Naw Seng
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy", Vol. 11. No. 7
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 06 November 2003


Title: New Airport, New Destination
Date of publication: September 2000
Description/subject: A new $3.15-billion airport in Mandalay, originally conceived during the Visit Myanmar Year campaign of 1996, has opened to little fanfare.
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy", Vol. 8. No. 9 (Business section)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003