Air Bagan

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Air Bagan
အဲပုဂံ
Air Bagan logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
W9[1] JAB AIR BAGAN
Founded 2004
Operating bases Yangon International Airport
Mandalay Chanmyathazi Airport
Frequent-flyer program Royal Lotus Plus
Airport lounge Lotus Lounge
Fleet size 5
Destinations 20
Company slogan Treasure of Myanmar
Parent company Htoo Trading Co. Ltd[2]
Headquarters Yangon, Myanmar
Key people Tay Za (Founder)[2]
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.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5]

History[edit]

The airline was established in June 2004 and started operations on 15 November 2004. It is owned by Htoo Trading Co. Ltd. Its first international service was flown from Yangon to Bangkok on 15 May 2007,[4] and the second to Singapore from 7 September 2007.[6]

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:[7]

Fleet[edit]

As of 12 September 2014 Air Bagan's fleet includes the following aircraft:

Air Bagan fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Orders Notes
ATR 42-320 1 0
Total 1 0

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.[8]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 19 February 2008, an Air Bagan ATR 72 overran the runway at Putao Airport injuring two people.[9]
  • On 25 December 2012, Air Bagan Flight 11 a Fokker 100 registered XY-AGC, crash-landed near Heho Airport, killing one on board, one on the ground and injuring eleven.[10] Among the injured was the well-known meditation teacher Allan Lokos, who was severely burned during his escape from the crashed aircraft.[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IATA - Airline and Airport Code Search". iata.org. Retrieved 3 May 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Shutao, Song (2007-05-15). "Burma private airline launches first international". Xinhua Online. Retrieved 2007-05-19. 
  3. ^ "Contact Us." Air Bagan. Retrieved on 10 October 2009.
  4. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. p. 53. 
  5. ^ http://www.treasury.gov/ofac/downloads/ctrylst.txt
  6. ^ "Myanmar's Air Bagan launches S'pore service", AsiaOne Travel, 7 September 2007
  7. ^ Air Bagan International and Domestic Route Map
  8. ^ Nargis Cyclone Air Bagan's Humanitarian Work
  9. ^ KNG (20 February 2008). "Air Bagan's ATR aircraft crashes in Putao; no casualties". Burma Campaign Australia. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  10. ^ "Airliner makes emergency landing on Myanmar road" AP. Retrieved: 25 December 2012.
  11. ^ Allan Lokos, Through the Flames: Overcoming Disaster Through Compassion, Patience, and Determination (TarcherPerigee, 2015)

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