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Among six ATR 72-600 planes purchased by Myanmar National Airlines from ATR France Company, the first one landed in the morning of 8 August, 2015 and the second one will be arriving in December, per source of MNA.

It left Paris, France at 8:00 am (local time) on 5 August, 2015 carrying 70 passengers and ar­rived at Yangon on the fourth day after flying seven hours per day.

“The first plane will be used for domestic flights. Currently, we are carrying out maintenance process,” said Captain U Htin Lin.

A discussion was held at the air summit meeting in Singapore on 11 February, 2014 for the purchase of six airplanes and to set up heavy maintenance servicing; MNA to buy two planes per year from 2015 to 2017.

At present most private airlines in Myanmar are using France’s ATR aircrafts.

For better service MNA is thriving to announce fix flight schedules and conduct all round developed trainings for their staff.

Source : The traveller Vol 3, No.11  From August 24 To August 30, 2015