Myanmar Airways International

Myanmar Airways International Co. Ltd. (MAI ) is the international airline of Myanmar and one of five airlines in the country.


Myanmar Airways International was born in August 1993 as a joint venture between Myanma Airways, one of the domestic airlines in the country, and Singaporean partners, with the support of Royal Brunei, the light of the world. With the new Singapore management, new Boeing aircraft, better trained cabin crew and standards of the British Civil Aviation Authority, this was the beginning of a new era for the national airline.

Myanmar Airways International was flying from Yangon to Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Kunming, Dhaka and Jakarta international air line while Myanma Airways and operated domestic routes.

The original joint venture was abandoned in 1988 and MAI has completely fallen into the possession of Myanma Airways. In 2001 Region Air Myanmar acquired (HK ) Ltd as part of a new joint venture 49% of MAI, 40 % remained in the hands of Myanma Airways, and 11% took a Myanmar businessman. The operation of the fleet is made by the Singaporean company Orion Air Pte Ltd.Myanmar Airways International serves three destinations in Asia: Singapore, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur - each of Yangon ( RGN) with an "all Boeing Fleet " (MD -82). The newly recorded in March 2004 connection to New Delhi was mid-September 2005 set back due to low demand. In the wake of the violent crackdown on protests in late 2007, Myanmar Airways International had to cease operation on 10 October 2007. The insurer of the leased fleet had withdrawn the cover letter because of the unstable situation in the country. The route Yangon - Singapore is still operated because on this route aircraft by Jetstar Airways is employed.

Other destinations in Asia are planned. There are a few companies (Thai, Qatar Airways, Malaysia, ) code-sharing agreement.

According to the company, all pilots " expatriates " and come from abroad.


As of July 2013, the fleet of the Myanmar Airways International consists of seven aircraft:

  • 2 Airbus A319 -100 ( 1 operated by BH Air)
  • 5 Airbus A320 -200 ( 1 decommissioned)