Sunday, March 25, 2012

Myanmar to Launch Emergency Chartered Flight Services

Myanmar Airways (MA), a state-run domestic airline, is planning to operate emergency chartered flight services to facilitate patients in emergency need, a local weekly reported Sunday.

Two 19-seat aircraft of the type of Beech 1900 D, purchased from South Africa, will be put into operation before June this year, said the Flower News.

The MA also plans to cooperate with Heavy Life Company from Australia in running more chartered flights.

With nine aircrafts of the types of F-28, ATR and MA-60, the MA is currently operating flights from Yangon to 25 destinations in the country.

In the 2010-11 fiscal year, the airline transported 40,000 passengers and over 600 tons of cargoes, MA said.

There are six domestic airlines in Myanmar including one state- owned, the Myanmar Airways, and five private-run ones -- Air Mandalay, Yangon Airways, Air Bagan, Asian Wings and Air Kanbawza.

In addition, there is also another Myanmar airline, the Myanmar Airways International (MAI), flying solely some foreign destinations.

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