Myanmar National Airlines flies back into international airspace

Myanmar National Airlines has ordered a new fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft
Myanmar National Airlines has ordered a new fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft

Myanmar National Airlines has celebrated the launch of flights to Singapore – its first new international route for 22 years.

The new Yangon-Singapore service touched down at Changi Airport today, marking the national carrier’s return to international airspace for the first time since 1993.

Flights will now operate six times a week (every day except Saturday), departing Yangon at 1015 and arriving in Singapore at 1445. The return service with then leave at 1600, arriving back in Yangon at 1730.

“We are pleased to now offer guests flying between Singapore and Yangon our top-class services aboard our new leading-edge Boeing 737-800NG,” said Captain Than Tun, CEO of Myanmar National Airlines. “I would like to take this special opportunity to thank the people of Singapore and local airport authorities for their great support in helping MNA launch passenger flights to this dynamic city.”

To celebrate the launch of the new route, Myanmar National Airlines is offering promotional fares starting at SG$289 (US$205) for a round-trip departing Singapore, and US$239from Yangon.

Myanmar National Airlines has operated for 67 years but is now undertaking arguably the most important phase of expansion in its history. In June 2015, the airline received the first in a series of new B737 aircraft, and it also recently took delivery of the first of six new ATR72-600 turboprops to service its domestic network.

The B737s will come equipped with three cabin classes – business, premium economy and economy – and passengers will be offered in-flight entertainment, with seatback screens in business class and streaming services in other classes.

The airline has also installed a new computerised management system for reservations and departure control processes, and has launched a new website.

Myanmar National Airlines flew to several Asian cities, including Singapore, Kathmandu, Bangkok, Kolkata, Dhaka, Hong Kong and Jakarta, until 1993. It was then renamed as Myanma Airways and concentrated on domestic routes. Having recently reverted back to its original name, Myanmar National Airlines now operates to 25 domestic destinations and Singapore.

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