Air Mandalay Limited is a private joint venture company that was incorporated on 6th October 1994 to operate as Myanmar’s first privately owned airline and support the country’s tourism industry.
The airline, based in Yangon, has since established itself as a carrier of high standards with a wide domestic network and one regional link, to Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. It operates to all of Myanmar’s main tourist destinations and commercial hubs.
The airline also offers air charter services to destinations both within the country and regionally.
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. The country is looking to position itself as a major tourism destination capable of handling an increasing number of foreign visitors and the airline industry will play a vital role in achieving this.
Air Mandalay’s logo depicts the mythological royal Hintha bird, which symbolises loyalty, respect for traditional values, stability, good luck and prosperity.
The colours in our logo are also significant. Yellow represents the numerous golden pagodas found throughout Myanmar, which is often called the Golden Land. Burgundy signifies the colour of the robes worn by Buddhist monks in Myanmar, thus representing religious values.
In selecting and training our multilingual cabin crew, we aim to provide high levels of service consistent with Myanmar’s gentle traditions.
Our pilots are trained at ATR facilities and undergo re-currency training every six months.
Air Mandalay’s Aircraft Maintenance Engineers are trained at both ATR and Pratt & Whitney facilities to ensure the ATR aircraft operated by Air Mandalay are always well maintained.
Air Mandalay’s modern fleet is currently comprised of two ATR-72-212s and one ATR 42-320, which are both built by Aerospatiale of France and Alenia of Italy and powered by Canadian-built Pratt & Whitney engines.
Aircraft are maintained to the European JAR 145 Standard at our maintenance facility in Yangon, which has European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) part 145 approval.
All aircraft in Air Mandalay’s fleet and the maintenance facility are inspected once a year by the Direction General de I’Aviation Civile (DGAC) of France.