|Operating bases||Yangon International Airport
Mandalay Chanmyathazi Airport
|Frequent-flyer program||Royal Lotus Plus|
|Airport lounge||Lotus Lounge|
|Company slogan||Treasure of Myanmar|
|Parent company||Htoo Trading Co. Ltd|
|Key people||Tay Za (Founder)
Htoo Thet Htwe (Chairman)
Air Bagan Limited (Burmese: အဲပုဂံ), operating as Air Bagan, is an airline headquartered in Bahan Township, Yangon, Myanmar. It operates domestic scheduled services to 15 towns and cities, as well as to Thailand. Its main bases are Yangon International Airport and Mandalay Chanmyathazi Airport. Air Bagan is listed as a Specially Designated National by the United States Department of the Treasury for its association with the Government of Myanmar, meaning U.S. citizens are generally prohibited from dealing with the airline by U.S. sanctions against the government of Myanmar.
The airline was established in June 2004 and started operations on November 15, 2004. It is owned by Htoo Trading Co. Ltd and has 250 employees (as of March 2007). Its first international service was flown from Yangon to Bangkok on 15 May 2007, and the second to Singapore from 7 September 2007.
In June 2006, it received permission to fly to China and Bangkok, Thailand. In October 2006, the company announced that it would commence flights to Siem Reap, Cambodia. Air Bagan had added two A310-200 to launch international flights to Bangkok, Colombo, Singapore, Osaka, Seoul, Chennai and Kunming in 2007.
Air Bagan serves the following destinations:
- Ayeyarwady Region
- Kachin State
- Mandalay Region
- Rakhine State
- Sagaing Region
- Shan State
- Tanintharyi Region
- Yangon Region
The Air Bagan fleet includes the following aircraft:
As of 25 December 2012 Air Bagan's fleet includes the following aircraft:
|Fokker 100||1||(1 crashed on 25 December 2012)|
When Cyclone Nargis struck Lower Myanmar in May 2008, the Burmese government gave Air Bagan and its parent company, Htoo Trading Co. Ltd responsibility to reconstruct the badly devastated town of Bogale in the Ayeyarwaddy Delta.
Accidents and incidents
- On 19 February 2008, Air Bagan ATR 72 overran the runway at Putao Airport injuring two people.
- On 25 December 2012, Air Bagan Flight 11 Fokker 100 XY-AGC crash landed near Heho Airport, killing one on board, one on the ground and injuring 11.
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- "Airliner makes emergency landing on Myanmar road" AP. Retrieved: 25 December 2012.
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