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Bangladesh is a republic in southern Asia, in the north-eastern portion of the Indian subcontinent, bordered on the west, north, and east by India, on the southeast by Myanmar (formerly Burma), and on the south by the Bay of Bengal. The area of the country is 147,570 sq km (56,977 sq mi). The capital and largest city of Bangladesh is Dhaka

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>renamed to : >>merged in or absorbed : +> assets taken over : =>> merger resulted in new airline : dates are searchable using ddmmyyyy

November 28, 2016

Best Air was established as Best Aviation [added] in 1999, a helicopter operator and moved into freight operations in 2000

November 27, 2016

True Aviation BD was established in 2014 operating regular cargo services [added]

November 27, 2016

South Asian Airways started in 1999 using R-44 & R-66 helicopter on the domestic routes & Cargo aircraft in the International routes [status change]

Airlines

Aero Bengal Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995 - 2000
Comments : Private carrier that was Bangladesh's first private carrier after deregulation. Ceased operating in 2000.
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Air Bangladesh   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(1972)
Comments : Biman Bangladesh was officially founded on 04Jan1972 as Air Bangladesh & renamed prior to start. Started its domestic services on 04Feb1972
Genealogy : Air Bangladesh >Biman Bangladesh
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Air Bangladesh   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2000* - 2005
Comments : Air Bangladesh was founded in 2000 and dissolved in 2005 offering cargo services from Dhaka to Hahn services
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : B9 : BGD

Air Bengal   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2005* - 2005*
Comments : No further information at this time
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Air East Asia   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2006)
Comments :  
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Air Galaxy   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2003* - 2012*
Comments : Air Galaxy was founded in 2003
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Air Parabat   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1998 - 2001
Comments : Air Parabat started flying in 1994 as Air Parabat Flying Academy. Domestic operations launched in 1998 but ceased operations in 2001. Dhaka based.
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : PBT

Angel Airways   

Status : Active

Dates :

2014 - date
Comments :  
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Ayesha Airways   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2001)
Comments : No further information at this time
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Bay Aviation   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2003* - 2005*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : BAV

Best Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2004* - 2010
Comments : Best Air was established as Best Aviation in 1999, a helicopter operator and moved into freight operations in 2000
Genealogy : Best Aviation >Best Air
Airline Code : 5Q : BEA

Best Aviation   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2000* - 2004*
Comments : Best Air was established as Best Aviation in 1999, a helicopter operator and moved into freight operations in 2000
Genealogy : Best Aviation >Best Air
Airline Code :  

Biman Bangladesh  updated

Status : Active

Dates :

1972 - date
Comments : Biman Bangladesh was officially founded on 04Jan1972 as Air Bangladesh & renamed prior to start. Officially founded as Biman Bangladesh on 27Oct1972 but had started domestic services on 04Feb1972
Genealogy : Air Bangladesh >Biman Bangladesh
Airline Code : BG : BBC

Bismillah Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

1999 - date
Comments : Bismillah Airlines was formed in 1999 & its all-cargo operations started on 15Jan1999 out of Dhaka
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : 5Z : BML

Budget Air Bangladesh   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

**** - ****
Comments : Budget Air Bangladesh was a cargo carrier
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : BGR

DhakaAir   

Status : Active

Dates :

2013 - date
Comments : DhakaAir is the cargo carrier division of NovoAir. Founded in 2012 & started operations on 09Jan2013
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : V9 : VQ

East West Airlines   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2003)
Comments :  
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Easy Fly Express   

Status : Active

Dates :

2008 - date
Comments : Easy Fly Express operations started on 30Jun2007
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : 8E : EFX

EpicAir   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2014)
Comments :  
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GMG Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1998 - 2012
Comments : GMG Airlines was founded in 1997
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : Z5 : CMG

Hello Air (Bangladesh)   

Status : Active

Dates :

2014* - date
Comments : Hello Air (Bangladesh) is Shahjalal International Airport based cargo carrier
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Horizon Plus   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2006* - 2006*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : HPS

Mid Asia Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2008 - 2009
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : MAB

NovoAir   

Status : Active

Dates :

2013 - date
Comments : NovoAir started operations on 09Jan2013 with two Embraer ERJ-145
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Rajshahi Air   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2012)
Comments :  
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Regent Airways   

Status : Active

Dates :

2010 - date
Comments : Regent Airways was established by the Habib Group as the airline brand of HG Aviation Ltd. Oerations started 10Nov2010
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : RX : RAH

Royal Bengal Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2008 - 2010
Comments : Royal Bengal Airlines was founded on 30May2006. Launched commercial operations on 31Jan2008 with domestic, regional & international passenger & cargo operations from Dhaka
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : 4A : ---

Ruposhi Bangla Airlines   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2012*)
Comments :  
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Sky Capital Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2009 - 2012*
Comments :  
Genealogy : Sky Capital Airlines >SkyAir
Airline Code : C3 : ---

Skyair   

Status : Active

Dates :

2012* - date
Comments :  
Genealogy : Sky Capital Airlines >SkyAir
Airline Code : C3 : ---

South Asia Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2001 - 2002*
Comments : South Asia Airways was formed in 2000. Based in Dhaka and operated within Bangladesh. Initially provided domestic passenger services and then expanded into decicated cargo operations and then regional operations
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South Asian Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2001 - date
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : A2 : BDS

South Asian Airways   

Status : Active

Dates :

2000* - date
Comments : South Asian Airways started in 1999 using USA made R-44 & R-66 helicopter in the domestic routes and Cargo aircraft in the International routes
Genealogy :  
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South East Asian Airlines   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Comments :  
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Speed Aviation   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2007* - 2007*
Comments :  
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Airline Code : -- : SPT

TAC Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2013 - date
Comments :  
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THT Air Services   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2008* - 2009
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : TAF

True Aviation BD   

Status : Active

Dates :

2014* - date
Comments : True Aviation BD was established in 2014 operating regular cargo services
Genealogy :  
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United Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2007 - 2016
Comments : United Airways was founded on 28Jun2005 & started operations on 10Jul2007. Suspended all operations on 06Mar2016 but is hoping to restart in 2017 (Regional scheduled passenger services out of Dhaka (DAC))
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : 4H : UBD

US-Bangla Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2014 - date
Comments : US-Bangla Airlines started operations on 17Jul2014
Genealogy :  
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Voyager Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2002* - date
Comments : Voyager Airlines was founded in 2002
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : V6 : VOG

Z Airways (Memphis Air)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2002* - 2005
Comments : Zoom Airways was founded in 2002 as Z Airways
Genealogy : Z Airways >Zoom Airways
Airline Code : 3Z : ZAW

Zoom Airways   

Status : Active

Dates :

2005 - date
Comments : Zoom Airways was founded in 2002 as Z Airways
Genealogy : Z Airways >Zoom Airways
Airline Code : 3Z : ZAW