MIAT Mongolian Airlines

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MIAT Mongolian Airlines
MIAT Mongolian Airlines logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded1956; 62 years ago (1956)
HubsChinggis Khaan International Airport
Frequent-flyer programBlue Sky Mongolia
Fleet size6
HeadquartersUlaanbaatar, Mongolia
Key peopleDavaakhuugiin Battur (CEO) & Chairman

MIAT Mongolian Airlines (pronounced me-at, Mongolian: Монголын Иргэний Агаарын Тээвэр, Mongolyn Irgenii Agaaryn Teever (MIAT), Mongolian Civil Air Transport) is the Mongolian national airline, headquartered in the MIAT Building in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia.[1] The airline operates international scheduled services from its base at Chinggis Khaan International Airport near Ulaanbaatar.[2]


Communist era[edit]

MIAT Mongolian Airlines was established in 1956. It began operations with the help of Aeroflot and began flights on 7 July 1956 using an Antonov An-2 from Ulaanbaatar to Irkutsk. The airline also used Soviet-built Ilyushin Il-14s for flights to international destinations like Beijing and Moscow. During the 1960s and 1970s, the airline obtained Antonov An-24 and An-26 twin turboprops. A Tupolev Tu-154 jet on lease from Aeroflot was introduced in the late 1980s.

Post-communist era[edit]

In 1992, MIAT bought five Chinese Harbin Y-12 commuter aircraft and acquired a Boeing 727-200 from Korean Air, one more following in 1994. An Airbus A310 was leased in 1998, and a new Boeing 737 was leased in 2002 to replace the aging 727-200 fleet. Between 2003 and 2008, MIAT's An-24 and An-26 fleet was gradually retired. In April 2008, MIAT received its second Boeing 737-800 aircraft on lease from CIT Aerospace.[3] In July 2008, MIAT ended scheduled domestic flights completely. In June 2009, the airline temporarily resumed scheduled domestic flights to Mörön and Khovd using its Boeing 737-800 aircraft.[4]

In late 2009, MIAT flew charter flights to Hong Kong and Sanya, a popular resort city in Hainan. In June 2010, the airline's flights were brought to a halt due to a mechanics' strike. However, the situation was resolved with the replacement of the CEO and Technical Director.

In early 2011, MIAT signed an agreement with Air Lease Corporation to lease two former China Eastern Boeing 767-300ERs until 2013. The first aircraft entered service in May 2011 with the second following in November 2011.[5] In 2011 the Airbus A310 was retired after serving MIAT Mongolian Airlines for 13 years. In June 2011, MIAT began regular flights to Hong Kong. The company also ordered three aircraft, a Boeing 767-300ER and two Boeing 737-800s, to be delivered in 2013 and 2016 respectively.[6][7] The order marks the first time in two decades that MIAT has chosen to expand its fleet by purchasing new aircraft straight from the manufacturer rather than leasing them.


Codeshare agreements[edit]

MIAT Mongolian Airlines has the following codeshares (as of June 2017):


Current fleet[edit]

As of August 2017, MIAT Mongolian Airlines operates an all-Boeing fleet consisting of the following aircraft:[10][11]

MIAT Mongolian Airlines fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Boeing 737-700 1 12 102 114
Boeing 737-800 3 12 150 162
12 162 174
Boeing 737 MAX 8 4[12][13] TBA To be delivered from 2019
Boeing 767-300ER 2 18 245 263
25 195 220
Total 6 4

Former fleet[edit]

A former MIAT Boeing 727-200
A former MIAT Airbus A310-300

MIAT has previously operated a variety of aircraft types, including:[14]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

MIAT Mongolian Airlines has suffered the following incidents and accidents since commencing operations:[15]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Contact Us Archived 2013-01-12 at the Wayback Machine.." MIAT Mongolian Airlines. Retrieved on June 27, 2010. "MIAT building, Buyant-Ukhaa 45 Ulaanbaatar 210134, Mongolia"
  2. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-10. p. 50.
  3. ^ "History". Archived from the original on 29 October 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  4. ^ UB Post: MIAT Company Expands Domestic and International Flights, accessed May 29th, 2009.
  5. ^ "МИАТ ХК-ийн түрээслэн авч буй Боинг 767 онгоцны танилцуулга". 2011-06-10. Retrieved 21 June 2011.
  6. ^ "Boeing Celebrates 8,888th Order for the 737 Family". 2011-06-21. Retrieved 21 June 2011.
  7. ^ "Боинг компаниас онгоц худалдан авах гэрээнд гарын үсэг зурлаа". 2011-06-21. Retrieved 21 June 2011.
  8. ^ "Datamonitor Healthcare - Pharma intelligence". Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  9. ^ "Cathay Pacific announces new codeshare agreement with MIAT Mongolian Airlines". Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  10. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2017 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2017): 21. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  11. ^ https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/55926-miat-sub-leases-oman-airs-only-b737-700
  12. ^ "MIAT Mongolian Airlines to lease two B737 MAX 8s". Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  13. ^ "MIAT Mongolian Airlines to lease two more B737 MAX 8s". Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  14. ^ "MIAT Mongolian Airlines". Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  15. ^ Harro Ranter. "Aviation Safety Network > ASN Aviation Safety Database > Operator index > Mongolia > MIAT - Mongolian Airlines". Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  16. ^ Accident description for MT-105 at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 2014-8-17.
  17. ^ Accident description for BNMAU-4206 at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 2014-8-17.
  18. ^ Accident description for BNMAU-1202 at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 2014-8-17.
  19. ^ Accident description for BNMAU-10208 at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 2014-8-17.
  20. ^ Accident description for BNMAU-14102 at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 2014-8-17.
  21. ^ Accident description for BNMAU-10103 at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 2014-8-17.
  22. ^ Accident description for JU-1020 at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 2014-8-17.

External links[edit]

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