Many posted flight schedules around the country only use domestic airport codes, shown in the following table.
|Heho (Inle Lake)||HEH|
|Nay Pyi Taw||NPT|
|Nyaung U (Bagan)||NYU|
|Thandwe (Ngapali Beach)||SNW|
Myanmar's domestic air services have improved, with new planes – most propeller driven rather than jet engined – replacing older, less reliable models. Flights often go to multiple destinations in a day, sometimes landing at an airport, unloading and reloading, and taking off again 30 minutes later.
Between the main destinations of Yangon (Rangoon), Mandalay, Heho (for Inle Lake), Nyaung U (for Bagan) and Thandwe (for Ngapali Beach), you'll find frequent daily connections. Other airports have only one flight a day or, in the most remote places, just a couple of flights a week.
Following is the contact information for airline offices in Yangon. These airlines all serve the same major destinations (ie from Yangon to/from Nay Pyi Daw, Mandalay, Bagan, Inle, Sittwe). Myanmar National Airlines serves the most extensive range of destinations.
Air Bagan (01-504 888; www.airbagan.com)
Air KBZ (01-372 977; www.airkbz.com)
Air Mandalay (01-525 488; www.airmandalay.com)
Asian Wings (01-516 654; www.asianwingsairways.com)
Golden Myanmar Airlines (09 97799 3000; www.gmairlines.com)
Mann Yadanarpon Airlines (01-656 969; www.airmyp.com)
Myanmar National Airlines (01-378 603; www.flymna.com)
Yangon Airways (01-383 100; www.yangonair.com)
Schedules are most reliable between main destinations, such as Yangon, Mandalay, Nyaung U and Heho, during the high season – but it's essential to always double-check departure times at least 24 hours before departure and again on the day itself. To smaller destinations, flights can be cancelled and reappear depending on demand.