Air Mandalay resumes flight services after upgrading planes

Air Mandalay shows off new Embraer fleet to press with a special flight to Ngapali on  Friday.
Air Mandalay shows off new Embraer fleet to press with a special flight to Ngapali on Friday.

After a months-long hiatus to upgrade is fleet, Air Mandalay has resumed charter services and will restart scheduled flights on 1 May with newly purchased Embraer jets, Myanmar’s first privately owned airline said Friday.
“We are back in business with a sense of new Air Mandalay offering better services to passengers and aiming to regain our place of leadership in Myanmar’s aviation market,” CEO Sai Kham Park Hpa told The Global New Light of Myanmar.
To celebrate the resumption of its flight services, Air Mandalay flew local media to Ngapali beach in western Myanmar on the new Embraer jets, which replace its old ATR fleet.
With two 50-seat Embraer ERJ 145s, Yangon-based Air Mandalay will recommence daily services to Sittwe, NyaungU and Heho while operating flights to Mandalay and Myitkyina three times a week, on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
It will also offer direct flights to Nay Pyi Taw three times a week, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Yangon-Dawei and Dawei-Kawthoung services are scheduled on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
The airline, founded in 1994, also plans to add new ATR aircraft to the fleet, the CEO said. He also revealed the airline’s 2018 mission of expanding its fleet with the introduction of up to ten Mitsubishi Regional Jets seating 70-90 passengers.

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