Airlines Myanmar Airways introduces Embraer E190 to its fleet

Myanmar Airways International has started revenue flights with a new aircraft type. The airline has introduced the Embraer E190 to its fleet.

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The first Embraer E190 from Myanmar Airways International has commenced operations from Yangon, operating four flights throughout the day. This is another step for the carrier to broaden its network, even in these difficult times where travel restrictions are still in place.

A second E190 has already joined the fleet and will help the carrier to offer new flights to various destinations across the country. Previously, Myanmar Airways has been using ATR turboprops from its sister airline Air KBZ for these missions.

Saravanan Ramasamy, Chief Executive Officer of MAI said: “Our pilots, cabin crew, maintenance crew and our staff are proud to take MAI’s E190 to the skies and to serve our passengers with an enhanced flying experience [...] We look forward to a productive partnership with Embraer. The operation of the E190 marks yet another important milestone in MAI’s fleet expansion strategy and domestic jet network growth. As the demand grows, we plan to scale up the frequency of our E190 operations to eight flights a day.”

Raul Villaron, Asia Pacific Vice President for Embraer Commercial Aviation added: “The commencement of Myanmar Airways International’s E190 flights will enhance connectivity in Myanmar [...] The airline will benefit from the performance and efficiency of the aircraft and generous cargo capacity. Passengers will appreciate the comfort in the cabin. Myanmar Airways International can operate with full confidence that our excellent service and support team are here to support them.”

With the delivery of the two E190 aircraft, Myanmar Airways has also signed up for Embraer´s Pool Program, which was enrolled by all E-Jet operators in Asia Pacific. Since the start of 2020, Embraer stated, four new operators have been using Embraer regional jets.

Embraer is the leading manufacturer in the segment for commercial aircraft with up to 150 seats and has delivered aircraft to over 100 customers across the globe. Since the start of the E-Jet programme, the manufacturer was able to confirm orders for over 1,800 aircraft.

Myanmar Airways International was founded in August 1993 and has its main operational base at Yangon International Airport. The current fleet consist of seven aircraft, including four Airbus A319s, one A320 and two Embraer E190s. In the future, the airline expects to take delivery of two more A320s and one additional E190.

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