Myanmar National Airlines flexes wings abroad to Singapore

MYANMAR National Airlines (MNA), previously known as Myanma Airways, has returned to the international arena with the launch of six-weekly services between Yangon and Singapore on August 17.

The airline will operate the route using its new Boeing 737-800 aircraft to offer business, premium economy and economy class cabins. MNA is also the first Myanmar carrier to offer premium economy service.

From October 26, the Singapore service will be operated on a daily basis. The carrier will also begin services from Yangon to Hong Kong and Taipei in October.

Eileen Lim, country manager of MNA, said: “Besides through fares to domestic destinations, our Singapore-Yangon service also connect conveniently with our flight to Bagan and passengers and their baggage may be checked-through to their final destination.”

Familiarisation trips to showcase its new international service and rejuvenated operations are also in the works, according to MNA’s sales manager, Patrick Chia. In the last two decades, the airline operated only domestically while other local carriers provided international services.

MNA has ordered six B737-800s, the second of which will be delivered in October and the remaining to be delivered by 2017 at the rate of two per year.

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