BUSINESS — Burma’s 8th domestic airline takes to the skies

Mandalay-based Mann Yatanarpon is the 8th and newest player in Burma’s domestic airline industry. As of Thursday, the airline began services to Rangoon, Nyaung Oo, Heho, Tachilek, Kengtung and Myitkyina via new propeller-driven ATR 72-600 aircraft, built in France. Kyaw Myo, CEO of Mann Yatanarpon, told Eleven Media that the service is designed for international travellers flying directly into Mandalay. The seven domestic airlines already operating are: Myanma Airways, Air Mandalay, Air KBZ, GMA, Yangon Airways, Air Bagan and Asian Wings.