Thursday, January 10, 2013

Second Embraer-190 debuts for Myanmar Airways

Thursday, 10 January 2013 11:50 Khin Myo Thwe

A second Embraer-190 aircraft leased from GE Capital Aviation Services to Myanmar Airways will make its debut flight for the airline, flying Rangoon-Mandalay-Rangoon, on January 11.

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“Myanmar Airways has leased a new Embraer-190 aircraft,” the company’s general manager Than Htut told Mizzima. “The first leased airplane arrived in Burma on December 12 [2012] and the second one arrived on January 6 [2013].

The second will make its debut on the Rangoon-Mandalay flight on January 11.”

The Embraer aircraft are manufactured in Brazil, but powered by engines made by the US-based GE company. They are 100-seater jets that offer passengers more spacious seating and additional storage areas. There has only been one flight accident in the aviation history of the Embraer-190.

“We plan to place the two new Embraer-190 aircraft on our Gaya-Chennai service in India, and the Bangkok-Chiang Mai route in Thailand,” said Than Htut. “Despite the expense of the leases, we will not increase air fares by more than 5,000 kyat [$5.88] per seat.”
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