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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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November 28, 2016Best Air was established as Best Aviation [added] in 1999, a helicopter operator and moved into freight operations in 2000
November 27, 2016True Aviation BD was established in 2014 operating regular cargo services [added]
November 27, 2016South Asian Airways started in 1999 using R-44 & R-66 helicopter on the domestic routes & Cargo aircraft in the International routes [status change]

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Operating DatesStatus

Aero Bengal Airlines   

1995 - 2000Inactive

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

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Air Bangladesh   

(1972)Began?

^ 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

Air Bangladesh   

2000* - 2005Inactive

^ Comments : Air Bangladesh was founded in 2000 and dissolved in 2005 offering cargo services from Dhaka to Hahn services

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Air Bengal   

2005* - 2005*Status?

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Air East Asia   

(2006)Began?

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Air Galaxy   

2003* - 2012*Status?

^ Comments : Air Galaxy was founded in 2003

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Air Parabat   

1998 - 2001Inactive

^ Comments : Air Parabat started flying in 1994 as Air Parabat Flying Academy. Domestic operations launched in 1998 but ceased operations in 2001. Dhaka based.

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Angel Airways   

2014 - dateActive

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Ayesha Airways   

(2001)Began?

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Bay Aviation   

2003* - 2005*Status?

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Best Air   

2004* - 2010Inactive

^ 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

Best Aviation   

2000* - 2004*Renamed

^ 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

Biman Bangladesh  updated in 2017

1972 - dateActive

^ 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

Bismillah Airlines   

1999 - dateActive

^ Comments : Bismillah Airlines was formed in 1999 & its all-cargo operations started on 15Jan1999 out of Dhaka

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Budget Air Bangladesh   

**** - ****Inactive

^ Comments : Budget Air Bangladesh was a cargo carrier

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DhakaAir   

2013 - dateActive

^ Comments : DhakaAir is the cargo carrier division of NovoAir. Founded in 2012 & started operations on 09Jan2013

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East West Airlines   

(2003)Began?

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Easy Fly Express   

2008 - dateActive

^ Comments : Easy Fly Express operations started on 30Jun2007

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EpicAir   

(2014)Began?

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GMG Airlines   

1998 - 2012Inactive

^ Comments : GMG Airlines was founded in 1997

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Hello Air (Bangladesh)   

2014* - dateActive

^ Comments : Hello Air (Bangladesh) is Shahjalal International Airport based cargo carrier

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Horizon Plus   

2006* - 2006*Status?

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Mid Asia Airlines   

2008 - 2009Inactive

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NovoAir   

2013 - dateActive

^ Comments : NovoAir started operations on 09Jan2013 with two Embraer ERJ-145

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Rajshahi Air   

(2012)Began?

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Regent Airways   

2010 - dateActive

^ Comments : Regent Airways was established by the Habib Group as the airline brand of HG Aviation Ltd. Oerations started 10Nov2010

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Royal Bengal Airlines   

2008 - 2010Inactive

^ Comments : Royal Bengal Airlines was founded on 30May2006. Launched commercial operations on 31Jan2008 with domestic, regional & international passenger & cargo operations from Dhaka

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Ruposhi Bangla Airlines   

(2012*)Began?

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Sky Capital Airlines   

2009 - 2012*Renamed

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^ Genealogy : Sky Capital Airlines >SkyAir

Skyair   

2012* - dateActive

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^ Genealogy : Sky Capital Airlines >SkyAir

South Asia Airways   

2001 - 2002*Inactive

^ 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   

2001 - dateActive

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South Asian Airways   

2000* - dateActive

^ 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

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South East Asian Airlines   

2004* - 2006*Status?

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Speed Aviation   

2007* - 2007*Status?

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TAC Airlines   

2013 - dateActive

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THT Air Services   

2008* - 2009Inactive

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True Aviation BD   

2014* - dateActive

^ Comments : True Aviation BD was established in 2014 operating regular cargo services

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United Airways   

2007 - 2016Inactive

^ Comments : United Airways was founded on 28Jun2005 & started operations on 10Jul2007. Suspended all operations on 06Mar2016 but is hoping to restart in 2017

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US-Bangla Airlines   

2014 - dateActive

^ Comments : US-Bangla Airlines started operations on 17Jul2014

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Voyager Airlines   

2002* - dateActive

^ Comments : Voyager Airlines was founded in 2002

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Z Airways (Memphis Air)   

2002* - 2005Renamed

^ Comments : Zoom Airways was founded in 2002 as Z Airways

^ Genealogy : Z Airways >Zoom Airways

Zoom Airways   

2005 - dateActive

^ Comments : Zoom Airways was founded in 2002 as Z Airways

^ Genealogy : Z Airways >Zoom Airways