Myanma Airways to lease 10 new B737s

Myanmar’s Myanma Airways has agreed to lease 10 new B737 aircraft from US aircraft leasing company GECAS and will see the Yangon-based airline receive six B737- 800s, to be delivered from June 2015 onwards and four new B737 MAX-8s, which will arrive later in the decade.


Myanma Airways to lease 10 new B737s


Myanmar’s Myanma Airways has agreed to lease 10 new B737 aircraft from US aircraft leasing company GECAS and will see the Yangon-based airline receive six B737- 800s, to be delivered from June 2015 onwards and four new B737 MAX-8s, which will arrive later in the decade. All 10 aircraft are expected to be in operation with Myanma Airways by 2020.

“We are delighted to work with GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) to develop and upgrade our airline fleet and expand routes into key markets in the region,” said Captain Than Tun, Myanma Airways’ managing director. “Our collaboration with a leading multinational US company like GE will benefit the airline and the economy of Myanmar.”

Established in 1948, Myanma Airways is owned by the Myanmar government and currently operates a number of different aircraft type, including ATR 72s, ATR 42s, Embraer E190s and Xian MA-60s. Myanma Airways currently operates a network of domestic routes, along with services to the Indian city of Gaya.