Burma’s air traffic up 60% - but where are the passengers?

Burmese domestic airlines are operating 60 percent more aircraft in the three years since President Thein Sein came to power, but the number of passengers has increased only 14 percent, according to the Directorate of Air Transport. In 2011-12, there were just 29 planes in Burma’s skies; this year there are 46. However, the number of passengers only increased from 1.5 million to 1.7 million. The domestic carriers are: Myanmar Airways, Air Bagan, Air Mandalay, Yangon Airways, Air Kanbawza, Asia Wings, Shwe Myanmar, Mann Yadanarpon and MAI.