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Myanmar Airways launch international services

posted Jun 25, 2011, 11:48 PM by Dong Travel   [ updated Jun 25, 2011, 11:55 PM by Mickey Dong Hoang Thinh ]
Myanmar's state-run domestic carrier, Myanmar Airways, is planning to launch regional routes to Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and India next year, after it takes delivery of two new aircraft.

The carrier recently signed an agreement with China National Aero-Technology Import and Export Corporation to acquire two ARJ21 aircraft. The planes, which come in 78- or 90-seat configurations, have a range of 3,700km and can fly at a maximum altitude of 11,900m.

According to Myanma Airways’ spokesperson, details on route expansion will be released once the aircraft have been delivered.

If the carrier's expansion goes ahead, one of its competitors on these international routes will be national carrier, Myanmar Airways International, in which Myanma Airways has a 20 per cent stake.

Meanwhile, Myanmar Airways is also planning to expand its domestic services linking the capital, Nay Pyi Taw, to Mandalay, Kalay in Sagaing Region, Kengtung in eastern Shan State, and Myeik in Tanintharyi Region.

The airline currently operates flights to 26 domestic destinations using two ATR-72s, one ATR-42, and three other turboprop aircraft.

Source: TTGAsia