Rangoon, getting there and away, Rangoon
(date written - March 18, 2007)
Booking number: YR9BDE
Flight number: FD 3771
Departure date: April 20, 2007
Departure time: 8:35 a.m.
Arrival time: 10:20 a.m.
Airfare: one-way ticket via Air Asia
Mode of payment: Master Card/Visa Card
Fare price : THB 1.00
Taxes: THB 1,100
Total fare: THB 1,101 (around 30.56 US $ as of March 17, 2007)
Allowed baggage: 15 kilos
Hand carry : 7 kilos
When flying to Yangon, consider flying Bangkok Airways. Service is great and the plane is new - an Airbus 320. Flights from Bangkok to Yangon depart daily from Terminal 2 of the Don Muang International Airport.
Bangkok to Yangon PG 701 ETD 1120H ETA 1210H
Yangon to Bangkok PG 702 ETD 1310H ETA 1500H
Booking can be done via their website and they offer promotional rates to other destinations as well.
QATAR airways based in Doha has become the first middle eastern airline to fly to Yangon directly from Doha, thus connecting Yangon to Middle East, Europe and Indian Subcontinent and Africa. When I visited their offices opposite traders hotel, they were offering 600 usd round trip tickets to joburg and capetown from yangon.. not a bad deal..
For me the interest was to fly to Cochin, which I could do via Doha with good connections. The other way to get to Cochin was via singapore.. you choose
Apart from the state owned Myanma Airways, considered the worst airline in the world, there are two other private airlines, yangon airways and air mandalay, both shared by the government with foreign investors. a new airline has joined the increasing tourist trade: Air Bagan which flies not only the usual tourist routes but places only myanma airways used to fly for example pu tao in the kachin state.
they use atr 42 and i saw one fokker 100 with their lotus logo on its tail at yangon airport recently