MNA creates regional network

The airline is taking delivery of leased Boeing 737-800s that will be used to launch the routes. The next batch of new planes are expected to arrive in early October, and they will be used to start regular flights to Hong Kong and Taipei beginning in November. MNA CEO, U Than Tun, told local media […]

Air Mandalay Shows Off New Embraer Fleet Ahead of Relaunch

Air Mandalay hosted a special flight to Ngapali for members of the press and stakeholders to display its new fleet prior to its official recommencement of scheduled flights on May 1. Air Mandalay suspended its operations on December 10 last year citing “unforeseen delays on the scheduled arrival” of leased aircraft. Its charter services officially […]

Air Mandalay shakes off suspension, announces charter services

FOLLOWING last year’s suspension over its ageing fleet, Air Mandalay said at the Myanmar Civil Aviation Development Conference that it would be relaunching as a charter flight operator by May. Sai Kham Park Hpa, acting COO of Air Mandalay, said: “As part of our larger expansion plan with an upgraded fleet and a refreshed outlook, […]

Myanma Airways takes new name, plans international flights

State-owned carrier Myanma Airways will re-christen as Myanmar National Airways as it looks to once again take to international skies, officials said on December 10. The airline has also embarked on a corporatisation process that will see it operate at arms’-length from the Union government and Ministry of Transport, and has been updating services such […]

Boeing to assist Myanmar’s Air Mandalay to lease B737 NextGens

Boeing (BOE, Chicago O’Hare) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Air Mandalay (6T, Yangon) pledging to assist the Myanmar-based operator in its efforts to source B737 NextGen aircraft via lease. “This memorandum is an important step in our growth strategy,” Dato’ Adam Htoon, principal of Air Mandalay, said “Due to the growth of tourism […]