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Myanma Airways is the national flag carrier and state-owned airline of Myanmarmarker, based in Yangonmarker. It operates scheduled services to all major domestic destinations. Its main base is Yangon International Airportmarker.


The airline was founded by the government after independence in 1948, 15 September, as the Union of Burma Airways (UBA). It initially operated domestic services only, and international services were added in 1950. The name was changed to Burma Airways in December 1972, and to Myanma Airways on 1 April 1989 following the renaming of the country from Burma to Myanmar. International services of Myanma Airways have been operated by Myanmar Airways International (MAI). Myanma Airways is the majority shareholder of Joint Venture Company MAI, set up in 1993.

The airline has a poor safety record. [487628] Many organizations and governments have indicated that the airline has poor safety standards.[487629]


As of September 2008, Myanma Airways operates scheduled passenger flights within Myanmar to:

Additionally, Myanma Airways offers charter flights to the following destinations:


Myanmar Airways' ATR 42-320 aircraft at Yangon International Airport
The Myanma Airways fleet includes the following aircraft (as of 19 September 2008) [487630]:

Fleet in 1970

Union of Burma Airways fleet in 1970
Aircraft Total Orders Notes
Boeing 727 1 0
Douglas DC-3 7 0
Fokker F27 5 0
Vickers Viscount 700 3 0
Total 16 0

Accidents and incidents

  • On 24 August 1972, Vickers Viscount XY-ADF of Union of Burma Airways was damaged beyond economic repair at Sittwe Airportmarker when it departed the runway on landing and the undercarriage collapsed.

External links


  1. Myanma Airways website - Services
  2. Flight International 26 March 1970

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