Air Mandalay Limited is a private joint venture company that was incorporated on 6th October 1994 to operate as Myanmar's first privately owned airline and support the country's tourism industry.
The airline, based in Yangon, has since established itself as a carrier of high standards with a wide domestic network and one regional link, to Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. It operates to all of Myanmar's main tourist destinations and commercial hubs.
The airline also offers air charter services to destinations both within the country and regionally.
Due to the growth of tourism and business investment in Myanmar, air transportation has become an increasingly important contributor to both the nation's economic growth and its infrastructure development. The country is looking to position itself as a major tourism destination capable of handling an increasing number of foreign visitors and the airline industry will play a vital role in achieving this.
To contribute towards development of Tourism and Air Transport Industry in Myanmar, offering high quality Customer Service on every flight we operate, as well as produce a fair return on investments.
Our current fleet consists of (2) Fokker 100 ,(2) ATR 72,(2) ATR 42 turbo-prop aircraft.
Air Bagan employs a mix of local and foreign pilots who have accumulated thousands of flight hours flying all over Myanmar and various parts of the world, adept and experience with all types of terrain and weather conditions.
Air Bagan is intent on making both cabin and ground services, customer oriented. It is our pledge to provide safe, affordable, reliable, courteous and efficient air transportation service on every flight we operate. We are confident that our flight attendants and ground service personnel will be able to make you comfortable, and ensure that you are completely satisfied with "Safe Flight. Better Services" of Air Bagan.
Tourists can visit amazing sites throughout the country, from the blue waters of the Myeik Archipelago in the far south to Inle Lake in upper Myanmar. Passengers who are interested in history and culture can also visit Bagan to explore the thousands of temples in the area, or fly to Mandalay, the seat of ancient kings that is now the cultural centre of the country. A flight to eastern Shan State will reveal the beauty of the mountains and the diversity of Myanmar's ethnic communities.
As passenger safety is our priority, Yangon Airways has met the standards necessary to achieve the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Part 145 criterion for aircraft maintenance.
Asian Wings, having been incorporated since 17 September, 2010, as a private airline based in Yangon International Airport - successfully inaugurated on 27 January, 2011. Asian Wings currently offers regular flights to all major tourist destinations in Myanmar, such as: Yangon, Mandalay, Nyaung U (Bagan), Heho, Kyaing Tong, Tachileik, Lashio, Monywa, Homalin, Thandwe, Myeik, Dawei and Kawthaung. In the very near future, Asian Wings Airways will extend its wings to regional destinations through scheduled flights as well as chartered ones.
Under the guidance of Myanmar Investment Commission, Air Kanbawza, otherwise known as AIR KBZ, was established in June 2010. The purpose of this establishment is to help the fellow existing airlines cater the growing demands of air travel in Myanmar.
As the name "Kanbawza" suggests, the airline represents the Shan state and culture, while at the same time catering the local and international clienteles. Taking off her very first commercial flight on April 02, 2011, to this date AIR KBZ has unveiled 10 destinations altogether. Destinations during the initial phase include Yangon, Nyaung U, Mandalay, Heho, and Myeik. As of today, the airline has expanded its operation to Tachileik, Myitkyina, Kalay, Dawei and Kawthaung. With the support of the valued customers and dedicated employees, plans are already made to further expand to Sittwe, Thandwe and Kyaing Tong by October 2011. AIR KBZ aims to have more than 20 destinations in the near future, covering all the commercial centers of Myanmar.
Myanmar has a wide network of railway reaches to all parts of the country but the schedules are not reliable and coaches and railways are very old and not well maintained, so they are not suitable for tourists.The only route which tourists can consider is Yangon – Mandalay route.
It takes at least 16 hrs. To reach Mandalay . as the rail tracks are so old and is not maintained up to date, the clients may feel uncomfortable by shaking and bumping. Although there are first class compartments with reclining seats, its not possible to sleep due to the bumping and the very annoying insects. The same goes for the sleepers compartments.
Steam Driven Locomotives
We are still using some very old steam driven locomotive in some part of the country. The photo shows the one running between Bago & Nyaungkhashe (about 2 hours one way). Clients can drive to Bago (one & a half hrs one way) to take the train.
Highway Bus in Myanmar
At recently, Highway bus runs to many regions. They usually use second hand bus that made in Japan. Other roads are still no good except Yangon-Mandalay. Highway bus fare is cheaper than other transportation charges.
Most of the Highway bas stands are located in Aung Mingalar highway bus station complex near the airport. Bus ticket might be sale one day before the departure date.
*FACILITIES ( W=WATER, S=SNOW TOWEL, B=BREAKFAST, C=COFFEE)
*ALL BUS ARE WITH AIR-CON AND TV