List of Myanmar Domestic Airlines

Myanmar has several domestic airlines, usually, fly the same route and time. Most of them are small carriers, established recent decades or even recent years, and have a small fleet of a few aircraft (usually about 2 to 5). They are really comparable in cost, equipment, quality, service, food, and scheduling.

LIST OF MAIN AIRLINES IN MYANMAR (BURMA)

Flying within Myanmar is an interesting experience, itself. You may enjoy free seat flights and "bus-stop style" at midways to collecting more passengers.You can refer detailed guide to air travel in Myanmar here. Despite this fact, Myanmar owns many domestic airlines and most of them now have used eticketing issuing system.
Here are several following airlines for our choice:
  • Air Mandalay – (Safety, Reliability & Comfort) – It is the first Myanmar domestic airline, founded in 1994. They fly to 11 destinations with a tiny fleet of three. No incident to date. 
  • Air Bagan - (The Treasure of Myanmar) – The airline was founded in 2004. They have a somewhat reputation, with a fleet of 5 aircraft and fly to 20 destinations comprising some international ones. 
  • Air KBZ - (Flying beyond expectation) – KBZ stands for Kanbawza Bank, one of the largest banks in the country. It is a new airline, which established in 2011. They fly to 15 domestic destinations with a tiny fleet of three. Especially, they sell E-TICKET, accept VISA and MASTERCARD (many companies in Myanmar do not accept any card). Services are quite good.
  • Mann Yadanapon Airlines - started their operation in 2014 with 2 ATR aircrafts. The airline also offers charter services. The services are nice.
  • Yangon Airways (You’re safe with us) – Perhaps this motto does not fit in with the painted layer outside their planes. The airline founded in 1996, flies to 11 destinations with a small fleet of three. It is with the US Department of Treasury’s SDN list
  • Asian Wings Airways (Fly beyond your dream) – They have 22 domestic destinations with a fleet of three planes, but new and decent. They have no incident. In 2013, Air Nippon (a Japanese airline) has invested in this brand. This is expected to improve the service and maintenance. They also have a reward club. 
  • Myanmar Airways – They do not have a motto. Being established in 1948, it was formerly known as Burma Airways. They are fairly large with a fleet of twelve planes, including 7 genres of aircraft. They have several incidents recently, but no fatalities.
  • Myanmar Airways International (MAI) -  is the state-owned enterprise related to flying international routes.
 
 

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MYANMAR AIRPORT CONDITIONS

Most domestic airports are relatively small (except Yangon International Airport), but some have nice cafés with good coffee and decent pastries so you can rest and enjoy here before boarding. Domestic airports also have some souvenir shops and money changers.
Some airports have X-ray scanners, others do not. There is free wifi, but it is really erratic.
There are three international air terminals in Myanmar: Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Py Taw of which Yangon is the most popular one and recieves most of international flights coming and leaving Myanmar.
 

LIFE ON BOARD

The cabin overhead is smaller than usual, so your regular-sized trolley will not fit up.
Some airlines will server passengers with in-flight magazine, delicious fruit, yummy (pizza candy) or pastry but some do not.
 
HIT Myanmar often uses: 
Air KBZ as our first choice of ticket bookings because they have a believable flight schedule and good services. Our next options are Yangon Airways and Mann Yadanapon Airlines, that one has very good experience from their long standing history and one is new and fresh in the market.

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