From UBA to MNA

Myanmar National Airlines was originally born in 1948 as UBA – Union of Burma Airways, making us one of the most historic airlines in Asia. We flew to 19 domestic points served with De Havilland Dove aircraft. All of these destinations are still in our schedule today making us the most experienced airline flying the Myanmar skies.

In 1950 international services were first introduced with flights between Rangoon and Bangkok, Calcutta and Chittagong.

In 1989 our airline was renamed Myanmar Airways with a new image and logo, while retaining our iconic UB two letter airline code.We added further international destinations including Singapore, Kathmandu followed by Bangkok, Calcutta, Dhaka, Hong Kong and Jakarta up to 1993.


After a period in isolation, along with much of Myanmar’s industry, the airline has now been reborn as Myanmar National Airlines and launched its upgraded domestic service in December 2014. This included brand new products and services on the ground and in the air, a new-look Travel Centre in our Head Office on Kanna Road,Yangon,. We are proud of our new airline management and reservation system, enhanced website and new modern, yet traditional, uniforms.

We have also invested in our people with all our front line staff being retrained by Avia Solutions, a UK based consultancy and part of GE Capital Aviation Services Ltd (GECAS).