Sunday, 21 October 2018

Dhaka, Bangladesh: A Burmese private airline, Air Bagan, will introduce international flights starting December to three member countries of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) -- Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia, the Rangoon Times reported on Wednesday.

Negotiations are underway for buying two 220-seater Airbus aircraft --the A-310 from China Eastern Airline for the newly introduced flight services, the report said.
 
Air Bagan is the first full private investment airline in Burma having four aircrafts and two leased from the ministry of transport totaling six into domestic flight operations, it said.
 
The airline has a crew of 79 with 33 pilots including one foreigner and 45 airline stewards and airhostesses, the report added.
 
Owned by the Htoo Company of Burma, Air Bagan was inaugurated in November 2004.
 
It has been flying between Rangoon and 14 domestic destinations including Mandalay, Nyaung U, Heho, Thanthwe, Kengtung, Tachilek, Myeik, Kawthoung, Sittwe (Akyab) and Myitkyina, using one 108-seat Fokker-100 aircraft, two France-made 70-seat ATR-72 aircraft and three 46-seat ATR-42 aircraft.
 
Air Bagan is also the third largest domestic airline after Air Mandalay and Rangoon Airways, while Burma Airways remains the state-run domestic air carrier.