Myanma Airways (formerly Burma Airways and Union of Burma Airways) (Yangon), as the flag carrier of Myanmar, will acquired two Embraer ERJ 190s under a lease agreement with GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of GE. The aircraft are the first modern 100-seater jets to be introduced in the country. The E190s will be delivered in November and December 2012.
Each E190 is configured with 100 seats in a single class layout. The two E-Jets are part of the airline’s fleet modernization plan. In addition to deployment on domestic routes, the E190’s 2,400 nm (4.448 km) range gives Myanma Airways the capability to fly to new Asian destinations as the flag-carrier of Myanmar.
At the end of 2012, the airline will launch international flights as the national flag carrier of Myanmar.