|Founded||6 October 1994|
|Commenced operations||18 October 1994|
|Ceased operations||4 September 2018|
|Operating bases||Yangon International Airport|
Mandalay International Airport
|Company slogan||Safety, Reliability & Comfort|
|Parent company||Air Mandalay Ltd. |
Air Mandalay (Burmese: အဲမန္တလေး) is an airline based in Yangon, Myanmar. It is a regional airline operating domestic services and international charter flights to neighboring countries. Its main base is Yangon International Airport. In early April 2015, two newly leased Embraer ERJ 145 jets joined its fleet.
The airline was established on 6 October 1994 and started operations on 18 October that year with a flight from Yangon to Mandalay. It was the first domestic and regional Joint Venture Airline in Burma. It was established as a joint venture between Air Mandalay Holdings Singapore under Managing Director Michael Chang (51%) and Myanma Airways. On 27 August 1995, Air Mandalay started its first international service from Yangon to Chiang Mai in Thailand.
The airline ceased operations in September 4, 2018 amidst overcapacity in Myanmar's aviation market.
Air Mandalay serves the following destinations (as of August 2018):
- Sittwe - Sittwe Airport
- Tachilek - Tachilek Airport
- Yangon - Yangon International Airport Main Hub
- Myitkyina - Myitkyina Airport
As of September 2017 the Air Mandalay fleet comprises the following aircraft:
- "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. p. 62.
- ""Extremely difficult": Air Mandalay shuts down amid overcapacity". The Myanmar Times. Retrieved 2018-09-06.
- Air Mandalay Route Map
- "Global Airline Guide 2017 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2017): 21.
- "Myanmar airline to buy six jets from Mitsubishi Aircraft". japantimes.co.jp. The Japan Times. 16 July 2014. Retrieved 16 July 2014.
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