Air Bagan

Air Bagan

Air Bagan Limited is an airline based in Yangon, Myanmar. It operates domestic scheduled services to 15 towns and cities, as well as to Thailand. Its main bases are Yangon International Airport and Mandalay Chanmyathazi Airport.

History

The airline was established in June 2004 and started operations on 15 November 2004. It is owned by Myanma Airways and Htoo Trading and has 250 employees (at March 2007). (Tay Za, the chairman of Air Bagan, Air Bagan (the company), and Htoo Trading, the joint owner of Air Bagan, are all entities against which the United States government has imposed sanctions.) Its first international service was flown from Yangon to Bangkok on 15 May 2007, and the second to Singapore from 7 September 2007, however it suspended its Singapore service after the US imposed sanctions on the company following the 2007 protests.

In June 2006, it received permission to fly to China and Bangkok, Thailand. In October 2006, the company announced that it would commence flights to Siem Reap, Cambodia. Air Bagan had added two A310-200 to launch international flights to Bangkok, Singapore, Osaka, Seoul, Chennai and Kunming in 2007. It was owned by a notorious arm dealer Tay Za. A business tycoon who keep all business under his control in Burma. His sons are studying in Singapore. He has close relations with ruling military junta.

Destinations

As of July 2007, Air Bagan operates scheduled flights to the following destinations:

East Asia

Southeast Asia

Fleet

The Air Bagan fleet includes the following aircraft (as of 30 August 2008) :

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