On December 21 last year, Myanmar Airways International’s (MAI) first Embraer E190 commenced operations from Yangon. In addition, MAI’s second E190 arrived in the country on December 23, 2020. The airline has expanded its E190 routes to include nine destinations across the country. There are now four new E-Jet operators in Asia Pacific since the start of 2020. “Our pilots, cabin crew, maintenance crew and our staff are proud to take MAI’s E190 to the skies and to serve our passengers with an enhanced flying experience,” said Saravanan Ramasamy, Chief Executive Officer of MAI. “We look forward to a productive partnership with Embraer. The operation of the E190 marks yet another important milestone in MAI’s fleet expansion strategy and domestic jet network growth. As the demand grows, we plan to scale up the frequency of our E190 operations to eight flights a day.”
“The commencement of MAI’s E190 flights will enhance connectivity in Myanmar,” said Raul Villaron, Asia Pacific Vice President for Embraer Commercial Aviation. “The airline will benefit from the performance and efficiency of the aircraft and generous cargo capacity. Passengers will appreciate the comfort in the cabin. MAI can operate with full confidence that our excellent service and support team are here to support them.” Embraer is the world’s leading manufacturer of commercial aircraft up to 150 seats with more than 100 customers globally. For the E-Jets programme alone, Embraer has logged over 1,800 orders and 1,600 aircraft have been delivered. Today, E-Jets are flying in the fleet of more than 80 customers in 50 countries. The versatile 70 to 150-seat family is flying with low-cost regional airlines as well as with mainline carriers.