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Cheap Domestic Flights in Myanmar (Burma)

Domestic Flights Myanmar (Burma)

Buy domestic flights within Myanmar with Alternative Airlines. Use our search form at the top of the page to search for flights between two destinations within Myanmar, select your flights, and pay with a choice of more than 25 payment options.

Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

Why book domestic flights in Myanmar?

Myanmar is large — it’s the largest country in Mainland Southeast Asia, and the 10th largest in Asia by area. The country’s total length, from north to south, is about 1,275 miles, and its width is approximately 580 miles.

Myanmar is mostly a land of villages. It has a few major cities, the most notable being Yangon, Mandalay, and Mawlamyine (Moulmein), but the majority of the population live in much smaller towns and villages, spread across the country. The journey times by road between major cities is tiresome, and many of the country’s smaller towns/villages aren't easily connected by road. Therefore, many locals choose to travel by air.

Furthermore, Myanmar consists of diverse and varied landscapes, including a series of mountain ranges in the North and West of the country, where you’ll find the sources of Asia’s greatest rivers. The Shan Plateau dominates the Eastern half of the country, while the central basin and lowlands is expansive and home to twisting rivers. If you want to travel quickly, doing so by air is definitely the way to go.

Which airlines fly within Myanmar?

The following is a list of the airlines that currently operate domestic flights within Myanmar — a country in Southeast Asia which is officially called the Republic of the Union of Myanmar (previously Burma).

Myanmar National Airlines

Myanmar National Airlines is the national flag carrier and state-owned airline carrier of Myanmar, based in Yangon (Yangon International Airport). The airline operates to the most extensive list of destinations within the country, flying between cities including Mandalay, Naypyidaw, and Taunggyi.

Golden Myanmar Airlines

Golden Myanmar Airlines a domestic airline based at Mandalay International Airport. The airline operates to over 10 domestic destinations: Putao, Mandalay, Myitkyina, Nyaung U, Thandwe, Sittwe, Tachileik, Lashio, Dawei, Heho, and Kawthaung.


Air KBZ is a private domestic airline based at Yangon International Airport, near the capital city of Myanmar. Air KBZ flies to around 20 destinations in the country: Bagan, Banmaw, Heho, Kalaymyo, Kawthaung, Kengtung, Lashio, Mandalay, Mergui, Myeik, Myitkyina, Putao, Sittwe, Dawei, Tachilek, Thandwe, and Yangon.

Mann Yadanarpon Airlines

Mann Yadanarpon Airlines, also known as MYP, is a privately owned domestic airline based in Mandalay. The airline flies to many domestic destinations including Yangon and Mandalay.

Myanmar Airways

Myanmar Airways International is a privately owned airline headquartered at Yangon International Airport. As well as a number of international destinations, the airline only operates one domestic route: Yangon International Airport (RGN) to Mandalay International Airport (MDL).

Air Thanlwin

Air Thanlwin (formerly Yangon Airways) operates both scheduled and chartered domestic flights out of its base at Yangon International Airport.

Airports within Myanmar

Mandalay / Tada-UMandalay RegionMDLMandalay International Airport
Yangon (Rangoon)Yangon RegionRGNYangon International Airport
Naypyidaw (Naypyitaw)Mandalay RegionNYTNay Pyi Taw International Airport (Ela Airport)
Bago (Bago)Bago Region-Hanthawaddy International Airport
AnnRakhine StateVBAAnn Airport
Bagan / Nyaung-UMandalay RegionNYUNyaung U Airport
Bhamo (Banmaw)Kachin StateBMOBhamo Airport (Banmaw Airport)
Dawei (Tavoy)Tanintharyi RegionTVYDawei Airport
HehoShan StateHEHHeho Airport
Kalaymyo (Kalemyo)Sagaing RegionKMVKalaymyo Airport
Kawthaung (Kawthoung)Tanintharyi RegionKAWKawthaung Airport
Kengtung (Kengtong, Kyaingtong)Shan StateKETKengtung Airport
KhamtiSagaing RegionKHMKhamti Airport
Kyaukpyu (Kyauk Pyu)Rakhine StateKYPKyaukpyu Airport
LashioShan StateLSHLashio Airport
LoikawKayah StateLIWLoikaw Airport
MagweMagway RegionMWQMagwe Airport
ManaungRakhine StateMGUManaung Airport
Mawlamyine (Mawlamyaing)Mon StateMNUMawlamyaing Airport (Mawlamyine Airport)
Mong Hsat (Monghsat)Shan StateMOGMonghsat Airport (Mong Hsat Airport)
Myeik (Mergui)Tanintharyi RegionMGZMyeik Airport
MyitkyinaKachin StateMYTMyitkyina Airport
Pathein (Bassein)Ayeyarwady RegionBSXPathein Airport
PutaoKachin StatePBUPutao Airport
Sittwe (Akyab)Rakhine StateAKYSittwe Airport
Falam (Surbung)Rakhine StateSURSurbung Airport
Tachileik (Tachilek)Shan StateTHLTachilek Airport
Thandwe (Sandoway)Rakhine StateSNWThandwe Airport

Internal Myanmar Flights Check-In Times

Myanmar National Airlines

Online: Passengers can online check-in for domestic flights from Yangon International Airport (RGN), Mandalay International Airport (MDL) and Nay Pyi Taw International Airport (NYT) airport.

Airport: For domestic flights, passengers can check-in between 2 hours and 30 minutes before their flight.

Golden Myanmar Airlines

Online: Not currently available.

Airport: Passengers are advised to check-in at the airport no later than 90 minutes prior to departure.


Online: Not currently available.

Airport: Passengers are advised to check-in at the airport no later than 90 minutes prior to departure.

Mann Yadanarpon Airlines

Online: Not currently available.

Airport: Passengers must check-in at the airport no later than 90 minutes prior to departure.

Mann Yadanarpon Airlines

Online: This airline does not currently operate an online check-in service. Although, passengers can select a seat online from 24 hours to 2 hours before scheduled flight departure time.

Airport: The check-in counters at the airport open 2.5 hours before the flight departure time, and will close 40 minutes before the flight departure time.

Aircraft landing at an airport

What are domestic flights within Myanmar?

A domestic flight, otherwise called an internal flight, is any flight that departs and arrives at another airport within the same country. A domestic flight might fly between major cities within a country, and cross from different regions (a flights within a single region of a country is called a regional flight). An example of a domestic flight within Myanmar would be a flight between Yangon and Mandalay. Like most of the internal flights within the country, that route is short-haul, and takes about an hour and a half. Within Myanmar, internal flights are operated by Myanmar National Airlines, the state-owened national carrier of the country, as well as a number of privare airlines.

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Domestic Flights Myanmar FAQs

Do I need a passport for local flights in Myanmar?

All domestic passengers are required to go through custom screening after collecting checked baggage, and all passengers need to carry a valid form of ID. It is adviced to carry a passport, especially if you are an international visitor travelling domestically within the country.

How early do I need to arrive for domestic flights in Myanmar?

Airport check-in times depend on both the airline you are travelling with as well as the route being operated. Check-in times usually close between 45 minutes and 90 minutes before scheduled flight departure, so it's important to arrive well in advance of this if you haven't checked in online - especially as many of the airlines operating domestic flights within Myanmar do not currently offer online check-in.

Can I book domestic flights online?

Yes, you can book domestic flights within Myanmar online with Alternative Airlines! Use the search form at the top of the page to find the flights that you want and pay with a choice of more than 25 payment options, including PayPal. You can pay in the currency of your choice, whether that's Euros, U.S. Dollars, or Burmese kyat.