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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
Amendments  

08 Mar 2018

On 16Mar2014, Voyager Airlines [updated] was renamed as Voyager Aviation Services [added]

08 Mar 2018

TAC Airlines offered charter operations out of Dhaka Hazrat Shahjalal International (DAC). Appears to have ceased operations [updated]

08 Mar 2018

Angel Airways was a cargo carrier based out of Dhaka Hazrat Shahjalal International (DAC). It appears to have ceased operations [updated]

Aero Bengal Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995 - 2000
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Private carrier that was Bangladesh's first private carrier after deregulation. Ceased operating in 2000
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Bangladesh (i)   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(1972)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Bangladesh >Biman Bangladesh
Comments : Biman Bangladesh was officially founded on 04Jan1972 as Air Bangladesh & renamed prior to start. Started its domestic services on 04Feb1972
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Bangladesh (ii)  last update: 08Mar2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2000* - 2005
Airline Code : B9 : BGD
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Bangladesh was founded in 2000 and dissolved in 2005 offering cargo services from Dhaka to Hahn services
Aircraft : Boeing 747-269B(SF)

Air Bengal   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2005* - 2005*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air East Asia   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2006)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Galaxy   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2003* - 2012*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Galaxy was founded in 2003
Aircraft : B.737F

Air Parabat   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Angel Airways  last update: 08Mar2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2014 - 2016*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Angel Airways was a cargo carrier based out of Dhaka Hazrat Shahjalal International (DAC). It appears to have ceased operations
Aircraft : SAAB 340F | Antonov An-12

Ayesha Airways   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2001)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Bay Aviation   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2003* - 2005*
Airline Code : -- : BAV
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Best Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Best Aviation   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2000* - 2004*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Best Aviation >Best Air
Comments : No further information at this time [Best Air was established as Best Aviation in 1999, a helicopter operator and moved into freight operations in 2000]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Biman Bangladesh  last update: 08Mar2018

Status : Active

Dates :

1972 - date
Airline Code : BG : BBC
Genealogy : Air Bangladesh >Biman Bangladesh
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 (It is the flag carrier of Bangladesh. Its main hub is at Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka and it also operates flights from its secondary hubs at Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong and Osmani International Airport in Sylhet. The airline provides international passenger and cargo)
Aircraft : DC.6B | A.310-300 | B.707 | B.737-300 | B.737-400 | B.737-800 | B.777-200ER | B.777-300ER | B.787-8 | BAe ATP | DC.10-30 | F.28-4000 | F.27

Bismillah Airlines  last update: 08Mar2018

Status : Active

Dates :

1999 - date
Airline Code : 5Z : BML
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Bismillah Airlines was formed in 1999 & its all-cargo operations started on 15Jan1999 out of Dhaka
Aircraft : HS-748 | L1011 Tristar | Ilyushin IL-18 | Ilyushin IL-76 | Ilyushin IL-96 | Antonov AN-26 | Antonov AN-12 | Antonov AN-124 | Boeing 707 | Boeing 747 | Boeing 737 | Boeing 727

Budget Air Bangladesh   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : BGR
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Budget Air Bangladesh was a cargo carrier
Aircraft : Nil at this time

DhakaAir   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

East West Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2003)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Easy Fly Express  last update: 08Mar2018

Status : Active

Dates :

2008 - date
Airline Code : 8E : EFX
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Easy Fly Express was registered on 18Apr2007 and operations started on 01Jul2007. Cargo carrier based out of Dhaka Hazrat Shahjalal International (DAC)
Aircraft : HS-748 | SAAB340A Freighter | Airbus A300C4-600R-F Freighter

EpicAir   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2014)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

GMG Airlines  last update: 06Apr2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1998 - 2012
Airline Code : Z5 : CMG
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : GMG Airline was established in 1997 and started domestic operations on 06Apr1998. Local airline having expanded into international services in 1999. Services include India, Bhutan and Nepal. Suspended all operations on 29Mar2012
Aircraft : B.767-300ER | Bombardier Dash 8

Hello Air (Bangladesh)  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2014* - date
Airline Code : H3 : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Hello Air (Bangladesh) is Shahjalal International Airport based cargo carrier
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Horizon Plus   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2006* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : HPS
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Mid Asia Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2008 - 2009
Airline Code : BN : MAB
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

NovoAir  last update: 08Mar2018

Status : Active

Dates :

2013 - date
Airline Code : VQ : NVQ
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : NovoAir was founded in Oct2007 & started operations on 09Jan2013. NovoAIR launched international flights on 01Dec2015
Aircraft : ATR 72-500 | Embraer ERJ-145

Rajshahi Air   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2012)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Regent Airways  last update: 08Mar2018

Status : Active

Dates :

2010 - date
Airline Code : RX : RAH
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Regent Airways was established by the Habib Group in 2010 as the airline brand of HG Aviation Ltd. Operations started 10Nov2010 (domestic and international services from Dhaka)
Aircraft : Boeing 737-700 | Boeing 737-800 | Bombardier Dash-8-Q300

Royal Bengal Airlines  last update: 08Mar2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2008 - 2010
Airline Code : 4A : RRY
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Royal Bengal Airlines was founded on 30May2006. Launched commercial operations on 31Jan2008 with domestic, regional & international passenger & cargo operations from Dhaka
Aircraft : Bombardier Dash 8-102A

Ruposhi Bangla Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2012*)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Sky Capital Airlines  last update: 08Mar2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2010 - 2012*
Airline Code : C3 : ---
Genealogy : Sky Capital Airlines >SkyAir
Comments : No further information at this time - [SkyAir was founded in 2009 & commenced operations on 26Jan2010 as Sky Capital Airlines. It provides scheduled and charter cargo services worldwide. Frequent destinations are Karachi, Doha, Muscat, Kuwait, Baghram, Navoi, Milan and Frankfurt. Based out of Shahjalal International Airport]
Aircraft : Lockheed L-1011 Tristar

SkyAir  last update: 08Mar2018

Status : Active

Dates :

2012* - date
Airline Code : C3 : ---
Genealogy : Sky Capital Airlines >SkyAir
Comments : SkyAir was founded in 2009 & commenced operations on 26Jan2010 as Sky Capital Airlines. It provides scheduled and charter cargo services worldwide. Frequent destinations are Karachi, Doha, Muscat, Kuwait, Baghram, Navoi, Milan and Frankfurt. Based out of Shahjalal International Airport
Aircraft : Fokker 50F | B.737-200F

South Asia Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2001 - 2002*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

South Asian Airlines  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

1999 - date
Airline Code : -- : BDS
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : South Asian Airlines was formed in 1998 & is based out of Shahjalal International Airport, offering helicopter services
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Speed Aviation   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2007* - 2007*
Airline Code : -- : SPT
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

TAC Airlines  last update: 08Mar2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2013 - 2016*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : TAC Airlines offered charter operations out of Dhaka Hazrat Shahjalal International (DAC). Appears to have ceased operations
Aircraft : Nil at this time

THT Air Services   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2008* - 2009
Airline Code : -- : TFA
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

True Aviation BD   

Status : Active

Dates :

2014* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : True Aviation BD was established in 2014 operating regular cargo services
Aircraft : Nil at this time

United Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

US-Bangla Airlines  last update: 08Mar2018

Status : Active

Dates :

2014 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : US-Bangla Airlines started operations on 17Jul2014. Initially, the airline launched two domestic destinations, Chittagong and Jessore from its hub in Dhaka
Aircraft : Boeing 737-800 | Bombardier Dash 8 Q-402

Voyager Airlines   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2002* - 2014
Airline Code : V6 : VOG
Genealogy : Voyager Airlines >Voyager Aviation Services
Comments : Voyager Airlines was formed in 2002 and started its operation in Oct2002 as part of the Wings group and obtained AOC in 2003 [On 16Mar2014, Voyager Airlines was renamed as Voyager Aviation Services and obtained Operational Service Provider License (OSPL-5) from Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Voyager Aviation Services  added: 08Mar2018

Status : Active

Dates :

2014 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Voyager Airlines >Voyager Aviation Services
Comments : Voyager Airlines was formed in 2002 and started its operation in Oct2002 as part of the Wings group and obtained AOC in 2003. On 16Mar2014, Voyager Airlines was renamed as Voyager Aviation Services and obtained Operational Service Provider License (OSPL-5) from Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Z Airways (Memphis Air)  last update: 07Mar2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2002* - 2005
Airline Code : 3Z : ZAW
Genealogy : Z Airways >Zoom Airways
Comments : No further information at this time [Zoom Airways was founded in Aug2002 as Z Airways. International and domestic cargo services out of Dhaka (DAC).AOC reportedly withdrawn in 2009]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Zoom Airways  last update: 07Mar2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2005 - 2009*
Airline Code : 3Z : ZAW
Genealogy : Z Airways >Zoom Airways
Comments : Zoom Airways was founded in Aug2002 as Z Airways. International and domestic cargo services out of Dhaka (DAC). AOC reportedly withdrawn in 2009
Aircraft : BAe 748 Series 2B | Lockheed L-1011-500 Tristar | Boeing B.737