Bhutan and Myanmar signed new air service agreement
Atwo member delegation led by Director General (DG), Department of Civil Aviation, Ministry of Transport, the Republic of Union of Myanmar arrived in Thimphu on 23rd May 2016 to hold consultations on the revised Air Service Agreement between Bhutan and Myanmar.
The revised Air Service Agreement was signed on 24th May 2016 in the capital by the Director, Bhutan Civil Aviation Authority and DG, Depart- ment of Civil Aviation of Myanmar.
The new Agreement will allow Bhutan to exercise third and fourth freedom traffic rights and fifth freedom traffic rights. The designated airline(s) of Bhutan will have the right to operate its flights to additional routes from Myanmar to Singapore or Malaysia. It would also allow the government to designate Bhutan Airline as the second airline of Bhutan.
The first air service agreement between the two countries was signed in August 2002. The revision of the air service agreement was initiated by the Ministry of Information and Communications upon the directives from the Prime Minister to promote tourism and peopleto-people contact between Bhutan and Myanmar.