Myanmar Airways consults with Avia Solution Group to expand flights

State-owned Myanmar Airways is discussing with an aviation consultant, Avia Solution Group, with the aim to expand the network of international flights, sources said.

The airline has contracted the consultant to advise on the expansion plans.

Representatives from the airline, the consultant and US-based GE Capital Aviation Services which provides aircraft leasing services have been holding the weekly meeting through the online video conference.

State owned Myanma Airways (MA) is in discussion with an American consulting company to expand international flights, sources say.

“We are discussing with representatives from Avia Solution Group every Tuesday at the airline head office via internet video call, said Than Tun, airline’s managing director.

The airline has leased ten Boeing aircraft from the leasing service. The new international flights would be launched after the delivery of leased aircraft.

The leasing contract was signed on February 11 in Singapore. Under the contract, the leased aircraft comprise six Boeing 737-800 and four Boeing 737-8Max with delivery from June 2015 to 2020.

The state-owned national carrier was formed in September 1948. From the fiscal year 2013-14, the airline is operating under its own budgeting plan and will finance the leasing agreement from its funds.

The GE Capital Aviation Services has been assisting the airline to expand international routes.


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