Monthly Archives: December 2012

Visa cards now available in Myanmar: CB Bank

Visa cards can now be used in Myanmar, according to an official from a commercial private bank in the country.

Managing Director Phay Myint from Co-operative Bank, known as CB Bank, said at a press conference on December 21 that the cards can be used at the bank and Kanbawza Bank, another commercial private bank.

An initial launch on December 12 made the card service available at ATMs at the airport and bank branches. This time, debit and credit cards can be used to withdraw cash from 45 ATMs, out of 55 installed by the CB.

The US-based financial-services giant signed licensing agreements with three local banks, Kanbawza Bank Ltd., Myanmar Oriental Bank Ltd. and Co-Operative Bank Ltd., following an announcement in August that it will start training workshops for banks in the country.

Visa Inc. is an American multinational financial services corporation headquartered in the United States. Visa and debit cards are widely used in more than 170 countries around the world.

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Aircrash at Heho Airport (Eastern Part of Myanmar)

The aircraft was trying to land at Heho Airport in dense fog but touched down before reaching the runway on 25th Dec 2012 morning around 9. It struck 2 motorcyclists on the road and one was killed. Another body of a small child was found in the wreckage.

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Asiana Airlines launches service to Yangon, Myanmar


Asiana Airlines has launched a new route from Seoul, South Korea, to Yangon, the largest city in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma.

Asiana Airlines now operates two flights per week, departing from Incheon Airport at 7:30pm every Wednesday and Saturday and arriving in Yangon at 11:40pm local time.

Flights from Yangon will depart at 12:50am every Thursday and Sunday and arrive in Seoul at 8:50am local time.

The flights are operated with Boeing 767 aircraft, and bring to 67 Asiana’s international destinations from South Korea.

Yangon is the economic hub of Myanmar, with the city also boasting the greatest display of colonial architecture in Southeast Asia.

Asiana Airlines offers daily flights from Sydney to Seoul, departing at 10:10am and arriving at Incheon airport at 6:50pm.

In Australia and New Zealand, Asiana Airlines is represented by Global Aviation Services. For more information call Asiana Airlines on 1300 767 234 (Australia) or 09 3083359 (New Zealand).

Source = Asiana Airlines