SINGAPORE Feb 9 Myanma Airways is set to order
up to a dozen Boeing 737 jets on lease in what could be
the largest single fleet expansion as Myanmar opens up its
aviation market, aviation industry sources said.
The aircraft will be provided by the world's largest leasing
company, General Electric's aviation leasing arm GECAS,
the sources said, asking not to be identified.
The decision is expected to be announced at the Singapore
Airshow, which runs from Feb 11 to 16.
The airline could not be reached for comment. Boeing
declined to comment.
State-run Myanma Airways, which owns 20 percent of flag
carrier Myanmar Airways International, currently flies only
domestic routes. Experts say the 160-seat Boeing 737 would give
the airline flexibility and range to operate internationally.