Myanmar National Airlines (MNA) is the Burmese flag airline and currently flies to many destinations in Asia including Hong Kong, Gaya, Bagan, Banmaw, Bangkok and Singapore. The airline has a main hub at Yangon International Airport (RGN) and secondary hubs at Mandalay International Airport (MDL) and Naypyidaw International Airport (NYT).
Myanmar National Airlines was founded in 1948 and is now recognised as the second oldest airline in Asia, after Philippine Airlines.
In December 2014, Myanmar Airways rebranded its name to Myanmar National Airlines. In June 2015, after the arrival of its first Boeing 737-800, the airline announced that it was resuming international services after 22 years to Singapore, Bangkok and Hong Kong. The first international service to Singapore resumed in August 2015. The second international flight flew to Hong Kong in December 2015 after the arrival of its second Boeing 737-800.
In 2016, Myanmar National Airlines sets to commence its flights between Bangkok and Yangon, making Thailand its 3rd international destination. Myanmar National Airlines in the winter 2016/17 season is adjusting service to South East Asia, offering additional flights to Bangkok and Singapore.
MNA know that passengers rely upon the airline to deliver excellent operational performance. In order to achieve this, MNA focus on 3 areas: Safety, Security and Punctuality. Delivering high standards of Safety and Security is the airline's highest priority and the cornerstone of the service.
Myanmar National Airlines passengers are allowed to bring one item of hand luggage.
Passengers are permitted one item of hand luggage. This must fit within the dimensions 22 x 15 x 8 inches (55 x 38 x 20 cm) and must weigh 7kg/15lbs or less. Please don't pack any prohibited items in your carry-on as this will be removed and disposed at airport security. Prohibited items include liquids over 100ml, explosives, sharp objects and illegal substances.
Passengers flying domestically are allowed the following baggage:
Business: If you're flying domestically, you are entitled to a 30kg/66lbs checked baggage with you on flight.
Premium: With premium you are allowed to bring a 25kg/55lbs checked bag.
Economy: Economy class offers a 20kg/44lbs checked bag.
Passengers flying internationally are allowed the following baggage:
Business: Myanmar National Airlines allows you to bring a 40kg/88lbs checked baggage on-board.
Premium: On international fllights you are permitted to a 35kg/77lbs checked baggage.
Economy: Economy let's you bring a 30kg/66lbs checked bag on all international flights.
Here, you can find out more information about Myanmar National Airlines cabin classes.
Economy class facilities
Passengers can enjoy this class as standard on all of the Myanmar National Airlines aircraft. On the newer Boeing 737-800 aircraft, passengers can enjoy power outlets in the seat, and streaming services for inflight entertainment. You can fly Economy with Saver and Flexible fares giving you comfortable seats, complimentary food and drink plus streaming in-flight entertainment delivered straight to your laptop, tablet or other devices when travelling on our brand new 737-800s. Depending on the flight duration there is WiFi connectivity onboard.
Economy class seats
In this class, passengers can enjoy seats which are comfortable and spacious, with between 17.2 to 32 inches of room for the seat pitch (depending on the aircraft you are travelling in).
Premium Economy class facilities
As with the economy, passengers can enjoy the in-flight entertainment and power outlets for charging their own personal devices. This service is currently only available on the Embraer 190 and the Boeing 737-800.
Business Class quality at Premium Economy fares provides you with a touch of luxury when you fly internationally on our brand new 737-800s or on Myanmar domestic routes on our Embraer 190 'whisper jets'.
From priority check-in and boarding and complimentary food and drink, Premium Economy offers you much more comfort and a stress-free flight. In-flight entertainment is delivered straight to your laptop, tablet or other devices when travelling on our brand new 737-800s.
You can upgrade to Business Class and get complimentary Mingalabar Service to enjoy a great experience at Yangon as well as onboard.
Premium Economy class seats
Premium Economy offers passengers 4 inches more for the seat pitch, with seats that have a greater recline. Each seat has 36 inches of legroom on board.
Business Class facilities
Passengers can enjoy business class on the Boeing 737-800 planes. Premium meals will be served in this class, alongside premium beverages.
International Business Class, on our brand new 737-800 aircraft, offers you an 'Executive Jet' experience at business class fares. you will be offered a scrumptious meal with your choice of Myanmar or Asian dishes complemented by well-selected wines, beers and soft drinks. You get your own in-seat entertainment system so you can choose from a selection of films, TV and music all at the touch of the screen.
Business Class seats
The seats are 21 inches wide, with a recline of 42 inches. Stretch out with 43 inches of legroom in your own separate cabin with aisle and window seats available and no middle seat.
In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) is available via personal devices or seat monitors. Passengers will need to download the airstream UB app before accessing the IFE system. Business-class passengers will have the in-arm monitor fitted in their seats.
If you would like to access airstream on your laptop, you can visit the airstream website once you have connected to the onboard Wi-Fi.
Myanmar National Airlines lets you check in online on limited destinations. If you're unable to check in online then please check in at the airport desk.
For domestic flights, passengers can check in between 2 hours and 30 minutes before their flight. Please allow enough time to arrive at the airport, to avoid long qeues.
For flights departing Yangon International Airport (RGN), Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) and Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK), passengers can check-in from 3 hours before, up to 45 minutes before their flight is due to depart.
For flights departing Hong Kong International Airport (HKG), Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) and Phuket International Airport (HKT), check-in is open 2.5 hours before, up to 45 minutes before flight departure.
Myanmar National Airlines offer its customer a frequent flyer program called the MNA Club.
Myanmar National Airlines offer its customer a frequent flyer program called the MNA Club.
Passengers can earn miles by travelling with the airline, the number of miles earned will depend on the distance travelled as well as the ticket purchased. The reward miles can be used to get free tickets, extra baggage allowance, upgrades and many other benefits. The tiers range from Silver, Gold and Diamond.
Myanmar flies to a number of domestic destinations as well as international destinations. Click below to find out all the destinations that Myanmar National Airlines flies to.
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The airport is the primary and busiest international airport in Myanmar, situated in Mingaladon around 15km away from the north central of Yangon. The airline handles 6 million passengers each year and is used by 44 airlines from around the world including Air China, Air India, flydubai, Malaysia Airlines, XiamenAir and more.
Yangon International Airport (RGN) is also a hub airport for Air KBZ, Air Mandalay, Asian Wings Airways, Golden Myanmar Airlines, Myanmar National Airlines, Myanmar Airways International and Yangon Airways.
As of August 2022, Myanmar National Airlines fleet consists of 13 aircraft with 6 on order.
30th May 2022
Myanmar National Airlines celebrates the arrival of the Boeing 737-800 NG
Myanmar Airlines welcomes the arrival of the Boeing 737-800 NG into its fleet, with its first flight taking off from Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport and arriving at Yangon International Airport on the 30th May. This is a big step for Myanmar National Airlines as it moves towards its goal of expanding its network into the Asia Pacific region and also aiming to offer a better flying experience for its passengers.
27th June 2018
Myanmar National Airlines suspends flights to Phuket
Myanmar Airlines has made the executive decision to suspend flights between Phuket and Yangon from June until August. According to the company, this is due to low traffic during the tourist "low season".The twice-weekly service, which comprised one flight each way on Fridays and Sundays will continue as usual from the beginning of September onwards. Arrangements are already in place for any passengers who had booked themselves on the cancelled flights with MNA. The airline is still focused on blazing the tourist trail from Myanmar to Thailand.
4th May 2018
Myanmar National, Mann Yadanarpon to join forces in Myanmar
Myanmar National Airlines (UB, Yangon) and Mann Yadanarpon Airlines (7Y, Yangon) have entered into a partnership which will see the carriers cooperate on domestic services in Myanmar under the new brand Myanmar Sky Alliances, the Myanmar Times has reported.
The new partnership is set to enter into force on May 10. The combined network under the Myanmar Sky Alliances brand will include 13 destinations. Each of the airlines will provide two ATR72-600s for the operation. For Mann Yadanarpon Airlines, this would mean assigning the carrier's entire fleet to Myanmar Sky Alliances.
For its part, MNA will still have four ATR 72-600s, one each of ATR 72-200 and ATR 72-500, four B737-800s, and two EMB-190s for its operations.
The main bases for the cooperation will most likely be Yangon, Mandalay Int'l, Heho, and Naypyitaw. The cooperation can be seen as a sign of the impending consolidation of the Myanmarese market. Following the opening up of the country's economy a few years ago, there are currently eight active scheduled airlines in the country, many of them operating a small fleet of aircraft on domestic routes. It is recalled that AirAsia Group has recently said it is interested in entering Myanmar through a joint-venture with an existing carrier. Mark Turner, Chief Commercial Officer of FMI Air (ND, Yangon), has also told ch-aviation that the market needs consolidation.