SWESONEYangon Airways In-fl ight Magazine Your Complimentary CopyOctober - January 2006
Thadingyut at the Shwe Dagon Pagodayangon airways
OUR THREE MAIN NATIONAL CAUSES Non-disintegration of the Union................... Our cause Non-disintegration of national solidarity ...... Our cause Perpetuation of national sovereignty........... Our cause
PEOPLES DESIRE Oppose those relying on external elements, acting as stooges, holding negative views Oppose those trying to jeopardize stability of the State and progress of the nation Oppose foreign nations interfering in internal affairs of the State Crush all internal and external destructive elements as the common enemy
FOUR POLITICAL OBJECTIVES Stability of the State, community peace and tranqulity, prevalence of law and order National reconciliation Emergence of a new enduring State Constitution Building of a new modern developed nation in accord with the new State Constitution
FOUR ECONOMIC OBJECTIVES Development of agriculture as the base and all-round development of other sectors of the economy as well Proper evolution of the market-oriented economic system Development of the economy inviting participation in terms of technical know-how and investment from sources inside the country and abroad The initiative to shape the national economy must be kept in the hands of the State and the national peoples
FOUR SOCIAL OBJECTIVES Uplift of the morale and morality of the entire nation Uplift of national prestige and integrity and preservation and safeguarding of cultural heritage and national character Uplift of dynamism of patriotic spirit Uplift of health, fitness and education standards of the entire nation
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cover storyThadingyut at Shwedagon Pagodaphoto fromAung Aung (Toe)All information correct at time of printingPrinted by Siri KhittrA publication
TIN SOEManaging Director
As one of the main domestic airlines of the Union of Myanmar, Yangon Airways has proudly been carrying out air transportation of pas-senger to full satisfaction of its customers for more than nine years. During these nine years of service, Yangon Airways has safely and reliably conveyed more than 1.9 million passengers to their destinations, using the latest and most modern French-made ATR 72 (Turbo prop air-craft) which has ushered in a new era in the field of civil air transportation dominated by Jet liners. Especially, Yangon Airways has always fulfilled the wishes of Tour-ists who would like to study Myanmars ancient architecture and tradition-al culture as well as enjoy the beauty of natural scenery at such places as Bagan, which is the most interesting ancient cultural sight, Mandalay which was the capital of Myanmars last Kingdom, Kyaington which is situated around the ranges of mountains where one can feel the sweet and fresh scent of nature, Inle lake, the only place in the world where one can see and wonder the natives way of rowing the boats with paddles manipulat-ing with the legs and Ngapali Beach where one can enjoy breathing the salty scent of Ocean, sun-bathing lying on the silvery sand while drinking sweet fresh coconut milk. Myanmar is a land where Myanmar Buddhist culture has flourished and it is full of pagodas and buildings such as caves hermitages, monaster-ies, shrines and rest-houses as well as various aspects of the beauty of nature. Moreover, Myanmar peoples simplicity, friendliness, politeness and hospitality are the charms that instill in the tourists minds the ardent wish to visit Myanmar again. Yangon Airways gives top priority to ensuring safety and security of its aircraft and passengers. Its employees, in full accord with Myanmars cultural ethics, place serving the passengers as their topmost responsibility and they will continue to strive to satisfy the wishes of the passengers on every trip so that they may want to travel with Yangon Airways. We thank you very much for having travelled with us and we are sure that you will get the same joyful feelings when you travel around Myanmar with us once again.
Corporate Identitylephants, in Myanmar history and civilization, are significant creatures in helping society with strong and loyal service.
They are hardwork-ing and their loyalty to their masters is as outstanding as their mighty strength. In our history, the el-ephants are noble ani-mals which played an important role in the development of vari-ous Myanmar king-doms. They served as the royal carriages for all our famous kings. Their service in the armed forces, and the production and trans-portation industries is also significant in the development of the nation. Sin Phyu (the White Elephant) is very rare and Myanmar
Corporate Profileangon Airways was established in October 1996 as a do-mestic airline in a joint venture between Myanma Airways, the state-owned national airline and Krong-Sombat Co. of
Thailand. In October 1997, MHE-Mayflower Co. acquired Krong-Sombats shares in Yangon Airways and since then the airline has evolved into a principal domestic airline operating scheduled and charter services from Yangon to 13 prime commercial and tourist destinations in Myanmar.
angon Airways adopts a pro-gressive ap-
proach for upgrading service and perfor-mance. Maintaining our fleet to the highest standards of opera-tional readiness, safety and reliability is always high on the agenda of Yangon Airways. We
strongly believe that by taking a greater sense of responsibility in serving our passengers, we will earn their trust and confidence.
Our mission is to continuously strive to improve and expand; to offer our customers safety, reliability, and
kings took great pride in possessing Sin Phyu Taw (the Royal White Elephant) as their royal insignia. They used them as their personal mount for royal ceremonial occasions and tours. Yangon Airways, with the spirit and power of the Sin Phyu Taw enhanced by a pair of wings, will bring the service and faithfulness of the legendary Sin Phyu Taw Pyan(the Flying Royal White Elephant) into Myanmar skies to serve all our valued passengers.
The Fleetangon Airways operates new ATR 72-210s powered by Pratt & Whitney PW-127 engines and fitted with state-of-the-art avionics
system. The aircraft have an impressive exterior and ap-pealing interior, a highly efficient per-formance and ex-tra quiet operating conditions. They are configured to carry 70 passengers with 30-inch seat pitch. Yangon Airways air-craft are maintained to the highest stan-dards of airworthi-ness requirements.
The Peopleangon Airways employs highly qualified flight and cabin crew as well as ground service and maintenance staff. Yangon Air-ways employees are thoroughly trained, both in-house and
abroad, prior to active duty. Yangon Airways pilots constantly keep up their level of competency with simulator and flight training under the super-vision of qualified flight instructors. Engineers also update their knowledge and expertise by attending training courses, technical seminars and operators conferences. Training programmes for in-flight staff are designed to meet the objectives of our service policy. Our skilled in-flight
staff with their charming person-alities, courteous attitudes and tra-ditional Myanmar hospitality, will make your jour-ney a most joyful experience.
Our Shared Visionangon Airways believes that efficient communication is an essential component of the modern world environment. Better transportation will bring about the smoother flow
of traffic and will contribute to the development of the economic and social well-being of the society in which we live. We shall serve our society and be worthy of earning fair rewards from it.
highest possible service at lowest possible cost; and to generate necessary profi t for development of our company. 7
angon Airways embraces the Myanmar philosophy that ones kindness and affection will be reflected to oneself. Sincerity, politeness and honesty are unique attributes of
the Myanmar people. Passengers are the most important persons for us. We are for the passengers and we will give them the most courteous treatment. We are sensitive to the feelings and needs of our pas-sengers. We are proud of our airline and expect our passengers will also take pride in travelling with Yangon Airways.
m y a n m a r
shopping guidem y a n m a r
Something Myanmar , something exquisite, something ever-lasting
Figurines Exquisite fi gurines depicting daily life in Myanmar have be-come popular with both locals, who love to have them in their homes, and tourists who love to take them home as souvenirs. The fi gurines depict scenes such as monks taking their lessons, Padaung villagers carrying out their daily routine or a Myanmar wedding couple at their reception. Art and Decos exclusive and authentic fi gurines are created in the stores own workshop, providing employment for about 120 young orphan girls.
Jewellery Myanmar is rich in precious stones like our famous rubies and the people have not only a love for jewellery, but also a love for shopping in the many fashionable and modern gem stores found around Yangon. New technology has created many exciting advances in the gem industry and these are refl ected in leading jewellery shops such as Myanmar VES that showcase both classic and elegant, and simple and modern gems.
Lacquer wareIf there is no lacquer-ware in your home after your