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Buying internal flight tickets for Myanmar.

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Buying internal flight tickets for Myanmar.

There are currently four Airlines,used by tourists, in Myanmar.

The fifth one Myanmar Airways (as against MAI-Myanmar airways International) is not recommended and Agents will avoid booking on them for you wherever possible.

http://www.airbagan.com/

http://www.airkbz.com/flight-schedule.html

http://www.yangonair.com/

http://www.airmandalay.com/

All of them use ATr42/72 Turbo props and a couple have jet aircraft (F100) Their aircraft types and their network and schedule are on their web sites,but generally not their pricing.

Non of them currently have an eticket on-line booking system and some tickets are still hand written.

Some of them also have a web booking system whereby you can reserve tickets by email for collection and payment on arrival in Myanmar.

By far the best way is to reserve your tickets through a local Agent,there are many recommended on these forums. The cost will be no more than the ticket value,sometimes a few $'s less, but the big advantage is if there are schedule or time changes the Agent can contact you and advise of the change.

Do beware of a French Travel Agent masquerading as Yangon Air and Air Mandalay, their web site has a HYPHEN in the web name and looks genuine and they ask for 50% deposit,balance on collection in Myanmar. There ownership is shown at the foot of the page with a Paris and Bangkok address

Whilst many travellers have used them successfully there have been reports here and on Thorntree of tourists turning up and finding the airline had no booking and having to buy a new ticket. This happened to me once on their Lao-Air site.

The best that can happen is that you lose some money,the worst is that you lose your money and there are no seats available and you are stuck.

caveat emptor

If you are interested in airlines and schedules this link to Yangon will be useful. Not so many years ago there were only a few International airlines flying into Yangon-now the pages are full of arrivals and departures. Internal flights are listed but not logged for timings. Input RGN into the airport box on the right.

http://www.flightstats.co.uk/home.do

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Edited: 7:01 am, October 28, 2012
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21. Re: Buying internal flight tickets for Myanmar.

I would like to add this online booking service site: www.visitmm.com

You can book Myanmar flights online and also pay with credit cards/ PayPal.

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22. Re: Buying internal flight tickets for Myanmar.

In June 2013 we booked a Yangon-Bagan (Nyuang U) flight on oway.com.mm and had no problems. Oway.com representatives contacted us for our hotel information in Yangon and delivered our tickets to the hotel. Upon arrival at the airport checkin took less than 5 minutes.

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23. Re: Buying internal flight tickets for Myanmar.

I'm arriving 8:45AM from BKK and hoping to fly straight to Bagan. Is this easy to do or will I need to overnight in Yangon to pick up tickets?

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24. Re: Buying internal flight tickets for Myanmar.

You can book your flight by email

www.airmandalay.com

and collect and pay for your tickets on arrival at Yangon airport.

OR

pre book them with your local Myanmar Agent who will meet you at the airport with your tickets.

OR

book AsianWings flights on line here

https://www.visitmm.com/

Do note that all airlines,including AM & AW,start their rotations from Yangon from 06.45 so your next flight to Mandalay will be pm.

hope this help

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Edited: 12:39 pm, July 18, 2013
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25. Re: Buying internal flight tickets for Myanmar.

Very helpful -- Thanks!

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26. Re: Buying internal flight tickets for Myanmar.

2013/4 schedules now released

www.air-mandalay.com/time_winter2012.html

(note,in spite that this says 2012 it is in fact 2013/4)

yangonair.com/flight-information/flight-sche…

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Edited: 6:03 pm, July 29, 2013
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27. Re: Buying internal flight tickets for Myanmar.

@SS

Thank you for your update.

I've reserved flights by email with Air Mandalay.

I'll pay and pick up them arriving in Myanmar.

Is it normal that on "oway.com.mm" for flight ticket ask Myanmar National ID?

Is it only for people living there or also for foreign people?

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28. Re: Buying internal flight tickets for Myanmar.

I do know that all the airlines in Myanmar require passport details(or ID) before issuing tickets-whether through an Agent or direct and I have had to fax a copy of my passport in the past.This is probably what Oway want(?)

hope this helps

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29. Re: Buying internal flight tickets for Myanmar.

@ss

Yes I understand what you mean, surely they need passport or ID to book a flight, but on that site they ask for Myanmar ID. For this reason I had the doubt if it's only valid for people living in Myanmar.

But if somebody has already bought also from abroad I think there are no problems.

The only difficult was that the domestic airlines are not mentioned on Skyscanner for example or other engine flight research.

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30. Re: Buying internal flight tickets for Myanmar.

CAPA have just released their airline analysis, based on fleets as at July 2013

This is the extract for Myanmar (XY)

Name of Airline,IATA code,fleet size and type (no.)

AIR BAGAN W9 five aircraft

ATR42 (2) ATR72 (2) F100 (1)

AIRKBZ K7 five aircraft

ATR 72 (5)

AIR MANDALAY 6T three aircraft

ATR42 (1) ATR72 (2)

ASIAN WINGS YJ 3 aircraft

ATR72 (3)

GOLDEN MYANMAR ?? one aircraft

A320 (1)

MYANMAR AIRWAYS UB fourteen aircraft

ATR42 (1) ATR72 (4) B1900 (2) Embraer E-jet (2) F28 (2) MA60 (3)

YANGON AIRWAYS TH two aircraft

ATR72 (2)

Additionally there is the International offshoot of MA

MYANMAR AIRWAYS INTERNATIONAL 8M seven aircraft

A320 (7)

Do note that 3 airlines have announced new aircraft orders for delivery from October on which may be additions or replacements

hope this helps

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