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Myanmar is a republic in Southeast Asia, bordered on the west by Bangladesh, on the northwest by India's Assam State, on the northeast by China's Yunnan Province, on the east by Laos and Thailand, and on the southwest by the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal. The longest land border is shared with China. Myanmar was formerly known as Burma until 1989. The English version of the country's name was changed by the military government that took over in 1988. Yangon (formerly known as Rangoon) is the capital and largest city.

Latest updates

 

09Sep2016

FMI Air [added] launched operations as FMI Air Charter on 09Sep2012. In May2015, FMI Air officially launched its own operations

July 22. 2016

I erroneously reported Air Mandalay as having ceased operations (corrected, thanks to Lawrence Liew) [Status change]

June 5, 2016

Myanmar has approved an investment of $70.8 million in an jv between Japanís ANA Holdings & Shwe Than Lwin Co Ltdís Golden Sky World for Asian Blue Aviation [added]

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

Air Bagan   

Status : Active

Dates :

2004 - date
Airline Code : W9 : JAB
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Bagan was formed in 2004 & operations started on 15Nov2004

Air Kanbawza   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2010 - 2011
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Kanbawza >Air KBZ
Comments : No further information at this time

Air KBZ (Air Kanbawza)   

Status : Active

Dates :

2011 - date
Airline Code : K7 : KBZ
Genealogy : Air Kanbawza >Air KBZ
Comments : Air KBZ was formed in 2010 & launched domestic scheduled services from Yangon on 02Apr2011

Air Mandalay   

Status : Active

Dates :

1994 - date
Airline Code : 6T : AMY
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Mandalay was established on 06Oct1994 & started operations on 18Oct1994 as a regional airline operating domestic schedules

Air Myanmar   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2007)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Myanmar was founded in 2004 but never started operations

APEX Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2015 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : APEX Airlines was founded on 27Nov2012 & started operations on 07Apr2015

Asian Blue Aviation   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2016)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Myanmar has approved an investment of $70.8 million in an jv between Japan’s ANA Holdings & Shwe Than Lwin Co Ltd’s Golden Sky World for Asian Blue Aviation

Asian Wings   

Status : Active

Dates :

2011 - date
Airline Code : -- : AWM
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Asian Wings' first flight was on 27Jan2011, Yangon to Heho, Mandalay, Nyaung Oo, Sittwe and Thandwe operating two former Yangon Airways ATR72-212s

FMI Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

2015 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : FMI Air Charter >FMI Air
Comments : FMI Air launched operations as FMI Air Charter on 09Sep2012. In May2015, FMI Air officially launched its own operations

FMI Air Charter   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2012 - 2014
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : FMI Air Charter >FMI Air
Comments : FMI Air launched operations as FMI Air Charter on 09Sep2012. In May2015, FMI Air officially launched its own operations

Golden Myanmar Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2013 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Shwe Myanmar Airways >Golden Myanmar Airlines
Comments : Golden Myanmar Airlines was incorporated on 14Sep2012 & started operations on 09Jan 2013. Its first scheduled flight was on 17Jan2013 between Yangon and Mandalay ollowing a recent test flight on the Yangon-Mandalay-Yangon route on 11Jan2013 to get its Air Operator Certificate

Mann Yadanarpon Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2014 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Mann Yadanarpon Airlines started operations in Feb2014 with ATR 72-600 aircraft

Myanma Airways   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1989 - 2014
Airline Code : UB : UBA
Genealogy : UBA >Burma Airways >Myanmar National Airways
Comments : UBA was founded on 15Sep1948 & name was changed to Burma Airways in Dec1972. Renamed from Burma AW to Myanma Airways on 01Apr1989 & to Myanmar National Airways on 14Dec2014

Myanmar Airways International   

Status : Active

Dates :

1993 - date
Airline Code : 8M : UBA
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Myanmar Airways International started operations on 15Aug1993

Myanmar National Airways   

Status : Active

Dates :

2014 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : UBA >Burma Airways >Myanmar National Airways
Comments : UBA was founded on 15Sep1948 & name was changed to Burma Airways in Dec1972. Renamed from Burma AW to Myanma Airways on 01Apr1989 & to Myanmar National Airways on 14Dec2014

Saga   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

Shwe Myanmar Airways   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2013 - 2013
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Shwe Myanmar Airways >Golden Myanmar Airlines
Comments : Shwe Myanmar Airways was renamed to Golden Myanmar Airlines prior to launch

Union Express Charter Airline  updated in 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2014 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Union Express Charter Airline started operations on 08May2014. Offering charter flights between Myeik, a coastal town in southern Myanmar, and Bangkok Suvarnabhumi using a B737NG

United Myanmar Air   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2004)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : United Myanmar Air was formed in 2003 but never started operations

Yadanabon   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

Yangon Airways   

Status : Active

Dates :

1996 - date
Airline Code : YH : FSC
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Yangon Airways was formed in 1996. Regional services from the capital, Yangon international (RGN)
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