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One of the last destinations on my December trip schedule is a less popular Singaporean trip to Mandalay, Myanmar. When reviewing the flight plans I chose Myanmar National Airlines (MNA) Economy Class to Mandalay and SilkAir Business Class. Burma National Airlines is definitely not an ordinary and certified carrier.
Buranmar National Airlines, formerly Union of Burma Airways, Burma Airways and Myanma Airways, is a state-owned air company headquartered in Yangon. The company offers regular flights to all important German and Asian regions. The most important basis is Yangon International Airport. It was established by the Burmese authorities after gaining freedom on 15 September 1948 as the Union of Burma Airways (UBA).
At first, it only provided internal service; in 1950 it was joined by foreign service. It was renamed Burma Airways in December 1972 and Myanma Airways on 1 April 1989 after the land was renamed from Burma to Myanmar. Myanma Airways' multinational flights were conducted as a Myanmar Airways Interna-tional (MAI) JV.
Burma National Airlines is the controlling stockholder of the MAI Group. 3 ] In 2003 it was suggested to establish a Myanmar-based carrier for Myanmar air travel and freight charter services, to be named Air Myanmar. In 2005, a JV between Myanma Airways and a number of individual shareholders was discontinued.
Burma National Airlines provides groundhandling service for other airlines' scheduled, non-scheduled and charters. Mid-2012 Myanma Airways ordered two new Embraer 190ARs from GE Civil Aviation Servies Co.Ltd to replace its Fokker F-28s from November 2012. At the Singapore Airshow on February 11, 2014, Myanma Airways and GECAS concluded a $960 million contract for four Boeing 737-800 and six Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.
This is the biggest US business to sell to Myanmar in many years and the biggest individual order in the airline industry's record. Myanma Airways was renamed Myanmar National Airlines in December 2014. Myanmar National Airlines reported the re-launch of the first Boeing 737-800 to Singapore, Hong Kong and Bangkok after its first flights arrived in June 2015.
With the first leg of the journey to Singapore on 19 August 2015, the company restarted operating internationally. On December 4, 2015, Myanmar National Airlines commenced its second intercontinental connection to Hong Kong following the second Boeing 737-800. The Myanmar National Airlines (MNA) will begin its operations between Yangon and Bangkok on February 20, 2016, making Thailand the third global stop.
Singapore is the first of MNA' s destinations after re-branding and now provides twice a day services from Singapore to Yangon. Two times a weeks I continue to Mandalay with the same number as I was reserved on. Airline companies currently operate a group of 4 new B737-800s on their global route networks.
There is also a Business Class offer, but this is not available for Mandalay-linked fax. On board was also a premium economics area with 6 row coachbuilders, which offer more stand-off. It would fly over Yangon to Mandalay. Mandalay-linked passengers would sit at the back of the plane for groundhandling in Yangon, according to the check-in personnel, and it seemed that most passengers were Yangon-linked.
Fly time: 2H27MWe would fly with the latest B737-800 from MNA. The initial glimpse of the airplane cab was very good, with 8 Business Class front seating and the remainder of the cab with eco-friendly seating. It is interesting to note that both the business and economical seat models are exactly the same as SilkAir's B738.
Socket outlets are available under the chairs. About 70% of the plane was full on the section to Yangon. A two-and-a-half hour fly to Yangon was scheduled by the aviator. The MNA provides Wifi-Streaming IFE to laptop/mobile phones for its customers in economics clas. The Business Classic seating is equipped with IFE screens. IFE is not available for on-board use and must be downloadable before take-off.
But the airplane ticket, which was the only one that worked, because both films and sound went down when I tried to download them to my friend's cell phones. Aeronautical chart was displayed on the drop-down screens. Saw Mandalay rums sold on the car and ordered a Mandalay rums with coke.
Because I' m going to Mandalay! Seemingly, only the entrées were withdrawn from Yangon and the remainder of the menu trays were from Yangon. Since there was no other conversation, I took a nap until we began the descent to Yangon. Landing at Yangon International Airport Rwy21 a little ahead of time.
Yangon Boats are disembarking. Passersby travelling to Mandalay had to stay on board while the staff was on duty and the cab was washed. Like I said at check-in, all travellers to Mandalay were allocated back seat and the forward cab was cleared as the Yangon pallet left the ship. The first Myanmar National Airlines trip was better than expected.
As a very small global airline, it is anticipated that the ruffles on offer, such as IFE, will not be able to compete with the big ones. But with its comfortably seated, good food and welcoming services, MNA provides a sensible full range of services.