MNA begins flying to Chengdu, PRC

Officials opening the Yangon-Chengdu flight at Terminal -1 foreign departure, Yangon International Airport on 28 December. Photo:  mna
Officials opening the Yangon-Chengdu flight at Terminal -1 foreign departure, Yangon International Airport on 28 December. Photo: MNA

State-owned Myanmar National Airlines (MNA), has begun flying to China’s Chengdu, as a ceremony was held at Terminal -1 foreign departure, Yangon International Airport, at 9 pm on 28 December.
At the ceremony, U Win Khant, Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Transport and Communications, delivered a speech. Additionally, Ms. Li Xiaoyan, Minister Counsellor from the China Embassy to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, also gave a speech.
Like that, Captain Than Tun, Chief Executive Officer of MNA, explained about MNA’s new route to China’s Chengdu, and an official from Yangon Aerodrome Co., Ltd gave a welcoming speech.
Afterwards, Permanent Secretary U Win Khant and officials cut ribbon to formally open the ceremony.
MNA started flying its sixth international route to China’s Chengdu, Sichuan Province, on 28 December using Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft from international terminal-1 on 28 December.
“At present, MNA flies to 28 domestic airports and international destinations, including Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Chiang Mai and Bodh Gaya.
Now, MNA has extended its service to China’s Chengdu,” said Captain Than Tun, CEO of MNA.
The price of a round-trip ticket for the Yangon-Chengdu trip is US$330 per person, at present.
The Yangon-Chengdu flight will fly every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:20 pm. The Chengdu flight will fly every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, departing at 3:35 am from Chengdu airport.
Myanmar National Airlines was established on 15 September 1948 as Union of Burma Airways (UBA).
After a period in isolation, along with many of Myanmar’s industries, the airline has now been reborn as Myanmar National Airlines.—MNA (Translated by Hay Mar)

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