MAI has already had a long history of government run international air travel when MAI was founded in 1993 as a joint venture company between Myanma Airways and Singapore base company.
The running of the international airline really did not radically change until 2010 when the KBZ group attends an 80% share of MAI bringing in an era of sector and route changes. With the KBZ group acquiring 100% of MAI the future of the airline is definitely optimistic and encouraging. Effective from January 2014, MAI is the 100 % complete member of KBZ Group, Myanmar National owned private company.
With a new Management Team, new Airbus A320 aircraft with highly trained and competent
cockpit crew, better-trained flight attendants and Myanmar Civil Aviation Requirements & International Civil Aviation Organization operating standards. In July 2012, MAI signed agreement with Air France Industries for Maintenance & Engineering services, technical assistance on-site training and component support services. In September 2012, signed agreement with Sepang Aircraft Engineering an EADS Company for Airbus A320 Aircraft Maintenance Global support services for heavy maintenance. In April 2013, MAI has signed a code share and partnership memorandum of understanding with Korean Air and Asiana Airlines, in January 2014 signed a code share agreement with Malaysia Airlines and in November 2014 signed a code share agreement with Garuda Indonesia.
MAI flies between Yangon and Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Gaya, Guangzhou, Kolkata and between Mandalay and Bangkok. MAI started its charter flight to Korea and Japan in March 2013.
MAI is a member of the IATA Clearing House (ICH) and the IATA and a partner of MITA system. MAI is the only recipient in Myanmar of the IATA Operational Safety Audit Program (IOSA) Operator. MAI has been awarded “2014 ASEAN BUSINESS AWARDS“ as the National Winner (Myanmar) for Most Admired ASEAN Enterprise, ASEAN Centricity by ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC).
The aircraft are operated by an internationally experienced team of skilled aviation personnel. Safety and Comfort of passengers have always been first priority. To this date MAI able to keep 100% safety and accident free in aviation history and record book.
Air Bagan employs a mix of local and foreign pilots who have accumulated thousands of flight hours flying all over Myanmar and various parts of the world, adept and experience with all types of terrain and weather conditions.
The Logo, the LOTUS in Myanmar culture symbolizes purity, and the promise of man to aim for the highest within himself. This logo, which will be a focal point of our Corporate Identity, communicates a synthesis of bold, modern entrepreneurial principles, our aim to be the best combined with Myanmar culture, which we believe will be a symbol of achievement for a new era.
Air China is a member carrier of Star Alliance. By Nov 2015, Air China had a fleet of 523 passenger aircraft and freighters of mainly Boeing and Airbus families (including those of the carriers which Air China has a majority stake in). It operates 353 routes, including 97international routes, 14regional routes and 242 domestic routes. It serves 171 cities in 38 countries and regions, including 62 international cities, 3 regional cities and 106 domestic cities. Every week, Air China offers over 1.47 million seats on over 7700 flights per week. Utilizing its extensive route network and its hub in Beijing, especially after its admission to the Star Alliance, Air China can fly passengers to 1,328 airports in 195 countries. PhoenixMiles, Air China’s customer loyalty program created in 1994. Air China’s customer service philosophy revolves around four elements: credibility, convenience, comfort, and choice. Hard work over the years has resulted in a tremendous increase in Air China’s brand value. In 2013, Air China ranked again as one of the world’s top 500 brands with a brand value of RMB 91.899 billion. For more, visit Air China’s official website http://www.airchina.com
Bangkok Airways was established by Mr. Prasert Prasarttong-Osoth who set up the airline business in 1968 as a department in a company, own by him, named Krungthep Sahakol Company Limited. In 1984, he founded Sahakol Air to take over airline business which Krungthep Sahakol had been operating from the beginning. The name of the airline was later changed to “Bangkok Airways”.
In 1986, Bangkok Airways commenced operation of scheduled flight services, inaugurated on 20 January 1986 on routes Bangkok – Nakhon Ratchasima, Bangkok – Surin and Bangkok – Krabi, utilizing 18-seat BANDEIRANTE EMB-110 aircraft. In 1989, the Company built its first airport, located at Koh Samui which was being developed into an international tourist destination. Operation at Samui Airport started when Bangkok Airways obtained an International Air Transport Association (IATA) code “PG” and was granted permission to operate flights on route Bangkok – Koh Samui. In 1992, a 107-seat Fokker – 100 jet aircraft was introduced into the fleet. Two years later, on joining IATA Clearing House, the fleet expanded with two additional ATR72 aircraft.
Sukhothai Airport was the second airport project that began in 1998. Many initiatives were added in 2000 from efforts to enhance flight performance by taking delivery of the first Boeing 717-200 aircraft with higher speed and seat capacity; to start aircraft maintenance service on completion of construction of the hanger at Don Muang Airport; to join IATA Billing and Settlement Plan (BSP). Being a member of IATA BSP allowed the company to expand sales base and provided direct access to IATA distribution network. In 2002 the Company upgraded its safety standard, past IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) and was certified as IATA full membership. In 2006, Trat Airport, the Company’s third airport project, commenced operation of airport services.
On 9 April 2007 Bangkok Airways was honoured to receive the Garuda Emblem, a royal warrant bestowed to companies that perform exceptional services to the nation. It is the Company’s greatest pride and best motivation for the employees. On 27 February 2013, Bangkok Airways is listed in Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) and registered as “Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited” or “BA”.
Golden Myanmar Airlines is launched with the vision to become a leading airline that offers safe, reliable and affordable air service.
SilkAir(Singapore) Private Limited founded in 1976 (as Tradewinds Charters). It is a regional airline with its head office in Airline House in Singapore;previously it was on the fifth storey of the SIA Superhub in Singapore. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Airlines and operates scheduled passenger services from Singapore to 52 cities in 14 countries in Southeast Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, China and Australia. In April 2017, it will commence flights to Colombo, expanding the network to 53 cities in 15 countries.
Thai Airways International Public Company Limited is the national carrier of the Kingdom of Thailand. It operates domestic, regional and intercontinental flights radiating from its home base in Bangkok to key destinations around the world and within Thailand. The company’s fully paid up share capital amounts to 16,988,765,500 Baht (9 May 2005) and is 53.77% owned by the Ministry of Finance, the Thai Government. At the end of September 2004, consolidated total assets of the company amounted to 193,211 million Baht. In its operations, THAI has achieved profitability every year for the last 40 consecutive years
Under the guidance of Myanmar Investment Commission, Air Kanbawza, otherwise known as AIR KBZ, was established in June 2010. The purpose of this establishment is to help the fellow existing airlines cater the growing demands of air travel in Myanmar. Taking off her very first commercial flight on April 2nd 2011, to this date AIR KBZ has unveiled 15 destinations altogether.
Destinations during the initial phase include Yangon, Nyaung U, Mandalay, Heho, and Myeik. With the support of the valued customers and dedicated employees, as of today the airline has expanded its operation to Nay Pyi Taw, Kalay, Myitkyina, Lashio, Tachileik, Kyaing Tong, Dawei, Kaw Thaung, Thandwe and Sittwe. AIR KBZ aims to have more than 20 destinations in the near future, covering all the commercial centers of Myanmar.
Asian Wings Airways was successfully inaugurated on 27 January 2011.
We are proud to be a private commercial airline based in Yangon International Airport, Yangon, Myanmar. With over three years of business operations, we have learnt professionalism and the know-hows of operating our airline business in a customer-first sense. We are proud to be catering to travellers around the world with our unique flight services integrated with the euphoria of Myanmar.
Currently being a domestic airline, Asian Wings offers regular flights to all major tourist destinations in Myanmar, such as: Yangon, Mandalay, Nyaung U (Bagan), Heho, Tachileik, Lashio, Monywa, Homalin, Naypyitaw, Myitkyina, Bhamo and Putao. We are happy that we are also providing our airline services to Chiang Mai as our first regional destination. In the very near future, Asian Wings Airways will extend its wings to regional destinations and thrive to become a reliable airline of Myanmar.
As one of the main domestic airlines of the Union of Myanmar, Yangon Airways operates regular fights to Mandalay, Nyaung U (Bagan), Heho ( Inle Lake) , Lashio, Kyaing Ton, Tachileik , Myitkyina , Thandwe ( Ngapali Beach), Sittway, Dawei , Myeik, Kawthaung and charter flights to Bhamo, Putao Kalay from main hub at Yangon International airport.
Yangon Airways has always maintained a strong reputation for offering a high quality of service and providing safe, clean, on-time air transportation with luggage , in a professional manner.
This is the most famous landmark in Myanmar. Shwe Dagon Pagoda is the very first pagoda in the world and it has been standing at the center of Yangon for more than 2600 years.
The Sule Pagoda is a Burmese stupa located in the heart of downtown Yangon, occupying the centre of the city and an important space in contemporary Burmese politics, ideology and geography. According to legend, it was built before the Shwedagon Pagoda during the time of the Buddha, making it more than 2,500 years old. Burmese legend states that the site for the Shwedagon Pagoda was asked to be revealed from an old nat who resided at the place where the Sule Pagoda now stands.
The National Museum ,, located in Dagon, Yangon, is the one of the national museum of Burmese art, history and culture in Myanmar. Founded in 1952, the five-story museum has an extensive collection of ancient artifacts, ornaments, works of art, inscriptions and historic memorabilia, related to history, culture and civilization of Burmese people.
The Yangon Circular Train was built by the British in 1954. It covers a railway track loop of 45.9 kilometers and stops at 39 stations: Yangon Railway Station, Pagoda Road, Lanmadaw, Pyay Road, Shan Road, Ahlone Road, Panhlaing Road, Kemmendine, Hanthawaddy, Hletaw, Kamayut, Thiri Myaing, Okkyin, Thamaing, Thamaing Myothit, Gyogon, Insein, Ywama, Phawkan, Aung San Myo, Danyingon, Golf Course, Kyaikkale, Mingaladon Bazaar, Mingaladon, Waibage, Okkalapa, Paywetseikkon, Kyaukyedwin, Tadagale, Yegu, Payame, Kanbe, Bauktaw, Tamwe, Myitta Nyunt, Mahlwagon, Pazundaung.
Trains depart Yangon Railway station approximately every 45 to 60 minutes. It takes almost 3 hours to complete the journey. Trains make both clockwise (Right) and counter-clockwise (Left) journeys daily along the railway loop.