MNA adds new ATR plane to its fleet

Officials, pilots and crews  Myanmar National Airlines pose for photo at the ceremony to welcome the new ATR aircraft. Photo: Aye Min Thu
Officials, pilots and crews Myanmar National Airlines pose for photo at the ceremony to welcome the new ATR aircraft. Photo: Aye Min Thu

Myanmar National Airlines inducted an ATR 72-600 XY-AMM aircraft to its fleet yesterday. The airlines took the delivery of the 72-seater aircraft at the Yangon International Airport yesterday.
The new plane is the 8th aircraft of the ATR 72-600 series to be used by the airlines. The new aircraft will make its maiden flight from Yangon to Pathein in Ayeyawady Region on 25 December.
The night flight between Yangon and NyaungU is also scheduled to be operated with the new aircraft, according to the MNA.
The MNA is expanding its routes to local and foreign destinations and it will extend its service to Chengdu, China, thrice a week, starting 28 December.
The welcoming ceremony for the new ATR aircraft from France was held at the Yangon International Airport.
At the ceremony, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Transport and Communications, U Win Khant, and the CEO of Myanmar National Airlines, Captain U Than Htun, delivered the welcoming speeches.— Aye Min Thu (Translated by JT)

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