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Myanmar National Airlines Appoints Hactl to Handle Its Newly-Launched Services

Myanmar National Airlines has appointed Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl), Hong Kong’s largest cargo handling agent, to handle its newly-launched services from Yangon to Hong Kong.

Myanmar National Airlines is the state-owned national flag carrier of Myanmar, and flies to 26 domestic destinations, which is the most extensive domestic network of any airline. Myanmar National Airlines traces its origins back to 1948, making it one of Asia’s oldest airlines.

Its predecessor Union of Burma Airways served Hong Kong from the early 1950s until 1993. After 22 years of isolation, the airline is now re-emerging onto the international stage, and investing in a new fleet of Boeing 737-800 Next-Generation aircraft.

Myanmar National Airlines’ four times weekly B737-800 services to Hong Kong is the airline’s second international route.

“It is my great pleasure to welcome Myanmar National Airlines to Hong Kong, and to the Hactl family of airlines,” said Hactl Executive Director Vivien Lau. “This new service is part of the exciting developments in Myanmar as a whole. It’s a country with huge potential for international trade, and we are pleased and proud to play a part in the creation of its links with the world.”