Myanma Airways penned a contract for six ATR 72-600s, plus options for a further six, at the Farnborough Airshow.
While the aircraft will be used to replace the carrier’s existing ATR fleet, they will also allow Myanma to expand operations as it strives to become a major carrier in the region.
The state-owned airline said the new ATRs will enable it to open new routes, expand existing routes and boost airline services. “These new generation airliners match perfectly Myanmar's market,” said Than Tun, the airline's MD.
The aircraft are scheduled for delivery from 2015 through to 2017.
ATR also announced that it is to set up a new MRO facility in Yangon, Myanmar, where it will work with the airline to enhance its maintenance facilities