FORMED AND STARTED OPERATIONS IN 1994. REGIONAL, PASSENGER & CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.
146 DHAMMAZEDI ROAD
BAHAN TOWNSHIP, 11201 YANGON, MYANMAR
MYANMAR (UNION OF MYANMAR) WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1948, IT COVERS AN AREA OF 676,552 SQ KM, ITS POPULATION IS 47 MILLION, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS YANGON, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS BURMESE.
APRIL 1995: THE AIRLINE WAS ESTABLISHED AS A JOINT VENTURE (JV) BETWEEN AIR MANDALAY HOLDINGS AND MYANMAR AIRWAYS (BRM) AND INAUGURATED OPERATIONS WITH A FLIGHT FROM YANGON TO MANDALAY.
AUGUST 1995: AIR MANDALAY (AMP) OPENED ITS 1ST INTERNATIONAL SERVICE FROM YANGON TO CHIANG MAI IN THAILAND.
NOVEMBER 2000: SERVICES WITHIN MYANMAR, VIETNAM, LAOS, CAMBODIA AND THAILAND. TO EXPAND TO SINGAPORE, KUALA LUMPUR, AND KUNMING.
1 ATR42-300 (020, F-OHOT), ATR LEASED.
JANUARY 2001: 3 737-400'S, LEASED.
August 2010: 1 ATR72-212 (467, EI-CMJ), delivery.
December 2010: Air Mandalay (AMP) is a regional airline operating domestic schedules and international charter flights to neighboring countries.
Employees = 160.
(IATA) Code: 6T.
Parent organization/shareholders: Air Mandalay Holdings (Singapore); Myanmar Airways (BRM); & Premier Airlines (Malaysia).
Main base: Yangon International airport (RGN).
July 2014: Myanmar regional carrier, Air Mandalay (AMP) placed a firm order for 6 Mitsubishi Regional Jet MRJ90s and taken options on a further 4 airplanes, marking its 1st move into jet operations.
November 2014: Boeing (TBC) and Air Mandalay (AMP) have signed a memorandum of collaboration that will see Boeing (TBC) support the Myanmar-based airline’s fleet renewal efforts.
(TBC) will assist (AMP) procure Next-Generation 737 airplanes through leasing channels in support of (AMP)’s expansion plan. The Principal Officer of (AMP) Dato’ Adam Htoon said: “This memorandum is an important step in our growth strategy. Due to the growth of tourism and business investment in Myanmar, air transportation has become an increasingly important contributor to both the nation’s economic growth and its infrastructure development. Myanmar is looking to position itself as a major tourism destination capable of handling an increasing number of foreign visitors. The 737s will provide us with capabilities to support this critical national growth strategy.”
USA Ambassador to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Derek Mitchell said: “The USA government encourages responsible trade and investment by American companies that will support economic development, and improve the safety, security, and standard of living of the people of this country. I am pleased by the kind of long-term commercial partnership that Air Mandalay (AMP) and Boeing (TBC) are committing to today, which serves as a model of constructive bilateral cooperation and can play a critical role in supporting broad-based, sustainable development here more broadly.”
Based in Yangon, (AMP) is a private joint venture (JV) company incorporated on October 6, 1994 to operate as Myanmar’s 1st privately owned airline. It operates a primarily domestic network, with 1 regional route serving Chiang Mai in northern Thailand.
August 2015: Myanmar domestic carrier Air Bagan (BGN) has stopped operations following the off-runway excursion of 1 of its 2 ATR72-500 aircraft at Yangon Airport last month.
(BGN) suspended all flight operations from August 16, but has said it will be adding more aircraft to its fleet to help it resume operations. “Air Bagan (BGN) is currently planning to add more fleet in time for October,” said (BGN) Managing Director Htoo Thet Htwe.
Air Bagan (BGN) cited “maintenance check and restructuring plan” requirements for the withdrawal. However, it could also have also been prompted by increasing concerns over safety, operations and maintenance certification across the rapidly expanding number of carriers using airports in Myanmar.
The stop-flight decision follows a similar suspension of flights by Air Mandalay (AMP). That carrier cancelled operations for 5 months to May this year, following non-arrival of certified leased aircraft and problems maintaining its existing ATR turboprop fleet.
Although Air Bagan (BGN) is still selling tickets, it is channeling all passengers through its code share arrangement with local carrier, Asian Wings Airways (AWM).
(BGN) has been offering services to Chang Mai in Thailand, as well as local services to Nyaung U-Mandalay, Heho, Kalay, Myitkyina, Kengtung, Bhamo, and Tachileik in Myanmar using its ATR42-320 and ATR72-500 aircraft.