Jet Airways, which has been wanting to launch a flight to Manila for the longest time, has recently been refused permission to fly to the airport by the Civil Aeronautics Board of Philippines, as a result of growing congestion at the airport. According to the Philippines CAB official, 9W had applied for landing slots between 07h00 and 19h00, the busiest time of the day for the airport and the possibility of using other airports in the country was ruled out as most were not night rated and are limited to day time operations.
On the other hand, Myanmar has granted India fifth freedom rights, which means that Indian airlines will now be able to operate revenue flights between India and Myanmar, and also stop at another destination to ferry passengers between those two airports. Spicejet has already expressed interest in flying from Delhi to Dhaka, and onwards to Yangon, and is awaiting regulatory approvals for the route.
The coming months should see some interesting new routes coming online which have not been served before.