Air Bagan

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Air Bagan
အဲပုဂံ
Air Bagan logo.svg
IATA
W9
ICAO
JAB
Callsign
AIR BAGAN
Founded 2004
Operating bases Yangon International Airport
Mandalay Chanmyathazi Airport
Frequent-flyer program Royal Lotus Plus
Airport lounge Lotus Lounge
Fleet size 6
Destinations 20
Company slogan Treasure of Myanmar
Parent company Htoo Trading Co. Ltd[1]
Headquarters Yangon, Myanmar
Key people Tay Za (Founder)[1]
Htoo Thet Htwe (Chairman)
Website www.airbagan.com

Air Bagan Limited (Burmese: အဲပုဂံ), operating as Air Bagan, is an airline headquartered in Bahan Township, Yangon, Myanmar.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4]

History[edit]

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,[3] and the second to Singapore from 7 September 2007.[5]

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.

All international services are cancelled because of disapprovements and only Chiang Mai and Phuket are the remaining international service.[citation needed]

Destinations[edit]

The two Air Bagan's Airbus A310-200 wide-body jets parked at Yangon International Airport.
Air Bagan Fokker 100 regional jetliner departing from Yangon International Airport.

Air Bagan serves the following destinations:[6]

Fleet[edit]

The Air Bagan fleet includes the following aircraft:

As of 25 December 2012 Air Bagan's fleet includes the following aircraft:

Air Bagan Fleet
Aircraft Total Passengers Notes
ATR 42-320 2
ATR 72-212 1
ATR 72-500 1
Fokker 100 1[8] (1 crashed on 25 December 2012)
Airbus A310-200[9] 2
Total 8

Cyclone Nargis[edit]

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.[10]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Shutao, Song (2007-05-15). "Burma private airline launches first international". Xinhua Online. Retrieved 2007-05-19. 
  2. ^ "Contact Us." Air Bagan. Retrieved on 10 October 2009.
  3. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. p. 53. 
  4. ^ http://www.treasury.gov/ofac/downloads/ctrylst.txt
  5. ^ "Myanmar's Air Bagan launches S'pore service", AsiaOne Travel, September 7, 2007
  6. ^ Air Bagan International and Domestic Route Map
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ [2]
  9. ^ [3]
  10. ^ Nargis Cyclone Air Bagan's Humanitarian Work
  11. ^ KNG (20 February 2008). "Air Bagan's ATR aircraft crashes in Putao; no casualties". Burma Campaign Australia. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  12. ^ "Airliner makes emergency landing on Myanmar road" AP. Retrieved: 25 December 2012.

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