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Myanmar's aviation sector booming

The more the merrier? As Myanmar's skies get busier, so are its antiquated and under-funded airports. - PHOTO: REUTERS

[KONEMOE, Myanmar] Htay Aung was riding pillion on a motorbike last Christmas morning, wending through the cool hills of eastern Myanmar, when Air Bagan Flight 11 came down on top of him. The Fokker 100 - more than 24 tonnes of aircraft, plus 65 passengers and six crew - sheared its way through