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October 19, 2019

MNA launches maiden Magway-Yangon flight

Myanmar National Airlines’s ATR 72-600 aircraft seen at the airport.  Photo: Myanmar National Airlines

The Myanmar National Airlines (MNA) launched its inaugural ATR 72-600 flight between Magway and Yangon at 8 am on 25 June at the Magway airport in Magway Region.
The ceremony to flag off the inaugural flight was attended by Magway Region Chief Minister Dr. Aung Moe Nyo and departmental officials. At the ceremony, Dr. Aung Moe Nyo and MNA Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Captain Than Tun made the opening speeches.
Afterwards, Dr. Aung Moe Nyo, Regional Construction, Transportation, and Communications Minister U Tin Nwe Oo, Magway Region Administrator U Wai Zin Tun, and Captain Than Tun formally opened the inaugural ceremony by cutting the ceremonial ribbons.
MNA will operate Yangon-Magway-Yangon flights twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays. The flight will leave the Yangon International Airport at 6:30 am and arrive at the Magway airport at 7:45 am. The flight will leave Magway airport at 10:55 am and arrive at Yangon International Airport at 12:10 pm.
A round-trip ticket will cost K118,000 per person.
The Magway airport was constructed in 2000-2001, and opened in 2003. The airport’s concrete runway measures 1,901 feet in length. The flight stopping area is 400×600 sq ft wide. The Magway airport was used between 2003 and 2008. But, due to low passenger numbers, operations at the airport were suspended for a few years. Now, MNA will operate flights twice a week from the airport. —GNLM
(Translated by Hay Mar)

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