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Myanmar National Airlines continues ambitious international expansion with Hong Kong, Taiwan & China

29-Aug-2015

Myanmar National Airlines (MNA) aims to extend its new international network to Hong Kong and Taipei by the end of 2015. Multiple destinations in mainland China are planned for 2016 as the rebranded government-owned carrier expands its new 737-800 fleet to four aircraft.

MNA began a new chapter on 17-Aug-2015 with the resumption of international services after a 22 year hiatus. MNA currently serves Singapore and 26 domestic destinations throughout Myanmar.

MNA will have to overcome challenges in all its new international markets, including fierce competition from foreign carriers with established international brands. But MNA is confident it can carve out a niche by leveraging its leading domestic network and a new distribution arrangement with Abacus.

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