Average air-fares for domestic flights in Myanmar
Myanmar attracts a large number of international visitors to visit and explore Buddhist architectural works with a long history and unique natural landscapes, representing the ancient culture of the Burmese people. In Myanmar, there are about 40 airports operating to serve both domestic and international flights from all over the world to Myanmar. Among them are the key airports that are: Yangon International Airport, Mandalay International Airport, Myitkyina Airport, Thandwe Airport, Putao Airport, Heho Airport. These airports are all ranked as the best airports in Myanmar so visitors are completely assured when landing here. From the airport, it is easy for tourists to enter the city center by popular public transportation such as Bus, Taxi.
There are 7 airlines that have domestic routes in Myanmar: Myanmar National Airlines, Air KBZ, Air Bagan, Air Mandalay, Asian Wings Airways, Yangon Airways, and Golden Myanmar Airlines. Almost Myanmar airlines have a circle route landing in main tourist sites. An airplane often starts at Yangon in the early morning (around 6 am) and stop at 2-3 other airports before returning to Yangon at noon to ready for another itinerary.
Booking airplane ticket
Depending on your schedule, you can book domestic airplane tickets online on airline websites, most of them are allow online payment by credit card and issue e-tickets. Besides booking your own, you can contact a travel agent, they can offer you a better price and useful successions. Sometimes the fights maybe delay or cancel a few days before departure so make sure to check it before going to the airport.
Remember to book ticket early on festival days
In high season (from November to April next year) and festival days (especially in Thingyan Festival), flights often fully booked so if you want to visit Myanmar these times, please remember to book tickets early.
Prices of different airlines in Myanmar are much the same, just fluctuation of 10-15% and no high discounts. This price is full of service includes 20kg checked luggage and 7kg hand luggage, you should check ticket policy about fees of change and refund ticket before booking.
Yangon to Mandalay is the most common airway in Myanmar
You can have a look at the price list below
- From Yangon to Mandalay: US$ 120
- From Yangon to Bagan: US$ 120
- From Ngapali to Yangon: US$ 120
- From Bagan to Inle Lake: US4 100
- From Mandalay to Bagan: US$ 70
- From Mandalay to Inle Lake: US$ 70
In Myanmar, there is no departure board in the airport, airline staff will read the flight number and corresponding boarding gate loudly so tourists should stand near the gates after check-in to wait for your flight to be called.
Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get around Myanmar, especially in a short time but you want to maximize the experience. In recent years, domestic flight service is much more developing with the expansion of new airlines and a wider network.
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