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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

Latest updates

Country aircraft registration code = S2

08 Oct 2017

South Asian Airlines is based out of Shahjalal International Airport, offering helicopter services. It is still operating [status change]

28 Nov 2016

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

28 Nov 2016

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

>renamed to : >>merged in or absorbed : +> assets taken over : =>> merger resulted in new airline

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.

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

Air Bangladesh (ii)   

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

Air Bengal   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Air East Asia   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

Air Galaxy   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2003* - 2012*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Galaxy was founded in 2003

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.

Angel Airways   

Status : Active

Dates :

2014 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Ayesha Airways   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

Bay Aviation   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2003* - 2005*
Airline Code : -- : BAV
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information 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

Best Aviation   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2000* - 2004*
Airline Code : -- : ---
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

Biman Bangladesh  last update: 2017 x2

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)

Bismillah Airlines   

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

Budget Air Bangladesh   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

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

East West Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

Easy Fly Express   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

EpicAir   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

GMG Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

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

Horizon Plus   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Mid Asia Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

NovoAir  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Rajshahi Air   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

Regent Airways  last update: 2017

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)

Royal Bengal Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2008 - 2010
Airline Code : 4A : ---
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

Ruposhi Bangla Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

Sky Capital Airlines   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2009 - 2012*
Airline Code : C3 : ---
Genealogy : Sky Capital Airlines >SkyAir
Comments : No further information at this time

SkyAir  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2012* - date
Airline Code : C3 : ---
Genealogy : Sky Capital Airlines >SkyAir
Comments : SkyAir was founded in 2009 & commenced operations on 26Jan2010. 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

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

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

Speed Aviation   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

TAC Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2013 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

THT Air Services   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2008* - 2009
Airline Code : -- : TAF
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information 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

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 is hoping to restart in 2017 (Regional scheduled passenger services out of Dhaka (DAC))

US-Bangla Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2014 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : US-Bangla Airlines started operations on 17Jul2014

Voyager Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Z Airways (Memphis Air)   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

Zoom Airways   

Status : Active

Dates :

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