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Air Travel
Union of Myanmar - Travel Information

These are the two airlines operating domestic flights in Myanmar which meet international aviation safety standards. Both fly ATR turbo-prop aircrafts, with maintenance standards supervised by the manufacturers in France.

Air Mandalay started flying in October 1994, operating between Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay and Heho (Inle Lake). Other destinations have since been added to their schedule - Thandwe (for Ngapali Beach), Sittwe (for Mrauk U) and an international flight to Chiang Mai.

Yangon Airways started operations in 1996 and also serves the key destinations of Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay and Heho. Their schedule also includes destinations in emerging areas, such as Kawthaung, Kyaing Tong and Tachilek, although often under charter arrangement. Yangon Airways is very popular with the more well-to-do Myanmar citizens who recognize that the airline has higher safety standards than Myanmar Airways.

TRAVELING FROM YANGON BY AIR

Bagan, Mandalay and Heho
Daily flights are operated to these destinations, both in the morning or the afternoons. We recommended that all itineraries start in Bagan and each in Heho/Inle Lake, as flight schedules are more reliable in clockwise direction, especially during the low season. The planes often land at intermediate airports, with a transit time of approximately 30 minutes.

Ngapali Beach
Air Mandalay operates daily direct flights from Yangon to Thandwe (Ngapali Beach) during winter only. New hotel accommodation has opened, making it easier to add a beach holiday in Myanmar to your itinerary.

Sittwe & Mrauk-U
Air Mandalay flies twice a week Yangon/Sittwe/Yangon. From Sittwe it takes a full days boat trip to Mrauk-U. therefore this trip requires a minimum of 4 nights. There are no other flight connections to this area. This trip is only recommended in winter.

Kentung & Tachilek
There are regular fights to this area, transiting in Mandalay and Heho. This trip is only recommended in winter.

Kawthaung & Mergui
Diving trips in the Mergui Archipelago are operated from Thailand. It is not possible to join these tours from Myanmar and participants will have to arrange this with a tour-operator in Thailand.

TRAVELING FROM MANDALAY BY AIR

Myitkyina
The town Myitkyina has always been a trading center between Myanmar and China and, being the largest town in Kachin State, is the best base for visiting nearby Kachin villages. West of Myitkyina lies Indawgyi Lake - although somewhat inaccessible due to poor roads, the lake is huge and has unique natural beauty.

Only Myanmar Airways flies to Myitkyina from Mandalay. In order to include Indawgyi Lake in your itinerary, a minimum of 3 nights, preferably 4, is required. Flights are operated irregular and it is not always possible to visit this area. A train journey from Mandalay to Myitkyina will take 26 hours.

Bagan, Heho and Yangon
There are daily flight to Bagan, Inle Lake and Yangon.

TRAVELING FROM BAGAN BY AIR

There are daily flights to Mandalay and Yangon. It is usually possible to fly from Bagan to Heho, but this is not always a good connection. There are also flights from Bagan to Ngapali Beach during winter.

 

 
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