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

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

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September 9, 2016FMI Air [added] launched operations as FMI Air Charter on 09Sep2012. In May2015, FMI Air officially launched its own operations
July 22. 2016I erroneously reported Air Mandalay as having ceased operations (corrected, thanks to Lawrence Liew) [Status change]
June 5, 2016Myanmar 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]

Airline

Operating DatesStatus

Air Bagan   

2004 - dateActive

^ Comments : Air Bagan was formed in 2004 & operations started on 15Nov2004

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Air Kanbawza   

2010 - 2011Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Air Kanbawza >Air KBZ

Air KBZ (Air Kanbawza)   

2011 - dateActive

^ Comments : Air KBZ was formed in 2010 & launched domestic scheduled services from Yangon on 02Apr2011

^ Genealogy : Air Kanbawza >Air KBZ

Air Mandalay   

1994 - dateActive

^ Comments : Air Mandalay was established on 06Oct1994 & started operations on 18Oct1994 as a regional airline operating domestic schedules

^ Genealogy :  

Air Myanmar   

(2007)Began?

^ Comments : Air Myanmar was founded in 2004 but never started operations

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APEX Airlines   

2015 - dateActive

^ Comments : APEX Airlines was founded on 27Nov2012 & started operations on 07Apr2015

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Asian Blue Aviation   

(2016)Began?

^ 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

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Asian Wings   

2011 - dateActive

^ Comments : Asian Wings' first flight was on 27Jan2011, Yangon to Heho, Mandalay, Nyaung Oo, Sittwe and Thandwe operating two former Yangon Airways ATR72-212s

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FMI Air   

2015 - dateActive

^ Comments : FMI Air launched operations as FMI Air Charter on 09Sep2012. In May2015, FMI Air officially launched its own operations

^ Genealogy : FMI Air Charter >FMI Air

FMI Air Charter   

2012 - 2014Renamed

^ Comments : FMI Air launched operations as FMI Air Charter on 09Sep2012. In May2015, FMI Air officially launched its own operations

^ Genealogy : FMI Air Charter >FMI Air

Golden Myanmar Airlines   

2013 - dateActive

^ 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

^ Genealogy : Shwe Myanmar Airways >Golden Myanmar Airlines

Mann Yadanarpon Airlines   

2014 - dateActive

^ Comments : Mann Yadanarpon Airlines started operations in Feb2014 with ATR 72-600 aircraft

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Myanma Airways   

1989 - 2014Renamed

^ 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

^ Genealogy : UBA >Burma Airways >Myanmar National Airways

Myanmar Airways International   

1993 - dateActive

^ Comments : Myanmar Airways International started operations on 15Aug1993

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Myanmar National Airways   

2014 - dateActive

^ 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

^ Genealogy : UBA >Burma Airways >Myanmar National Airways

Saga   

(2014)Began?

^ Comments :  

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Shwe Myanmar Airways   

2013 - 2013Renamed

^ Comments : Shwe Myanmar Airways was renamed to Golden Myanmar Airlines prior to launch

^ Genealogy : Shwe Myanmar Airways >Golden Myanmar Airlines

Union Express Charter Airline  updated in 2017

2014 - dateActive

^ 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

^ Genealogy :  

United Myanmar Air   

(2004)Began?

^ Comments : United Myanmar Air was formed in 2003 but never started operations

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Yadanabon   

(2014)Began?

^ Comments :  

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Yangon Airways   

1996 - dateActive

^ Comments : Yangon Airways was formed in 1996. Regional services from the capital, Yangon international (RGN)

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