Local private airline Mann Yadanarpon will launch its first domestic maiden flight on February 27 looking to tap the booming aviation market in Myanmar, airline sources said.
Mann Yadanarpon Airlines, Myanmar’s eighth domestic airline, received its first brand new 70-seated ATR 72-600 aircraft on January 31.
The second aircraft is expected to arrive at the end of March, while a third plane will arrive in Yangon in November, company officials said. The company expects to launch its first international flight to Chiang Mai within this year.
The airline will operate its commercial flights to Yangon, Mandalay, Nyaung U, Heho, Kyainetone, Tachileik and Myitkyina from its main base at Mandalay International Airport.
In addition to its scheduled domestic flights, the aircraft will serve as a chartered flight for domestic and regional destinations.
The airline will later expand its domestic routes, flying to other local destinations such as Putao, Homalin, Bhamo, Monywa, Kalay and Loikaw.
The other seven local airlines in Myanmar are Air Mandalay, Air KBZ, Golden Myanmar Airlines, Yangon Airways, Air Bagan and Asian Wings.