How do I book my ticket with AirMyanmar.com?
Submit your Domestic Flight booking preference via the home page of our AirMyanmar.com website. Following this enquiry you will within 24 hours receive an email from a Sales Agent offering you the flights and prices available. Your tickets will be reserved with the airline once you confirm your preferred flight(s). After we receive your payment, we will confirm the booking and email you the confirmation. E-tickets will be shared via email shortly after.
Air tickets and Travel
Myanmar domestic airlines have a reputation of canceling flights without notice, and for suffering regular flight delays. Can you give us an assurance that this will not happen, or that we will be notified properly?
Unfortunately travelers everyday continue to be inconvenienced by such last-minute changes in schedules. We at AirMyanmar.com are in constant communication with all the domestic airlines we book tickets with, and have repeatedly requested communication in case of schedule changes is improved.
For now, as your booking agent, all we can do is apologize on behalf of the domestic airlines. We can ensure you we will inform you as soon as possible of any flight time changes or cancellations, and we definitely hope such inconveniences will be part of Myanmar’s past soon!
Can I arrange my International air ticket with you?
We can help you book your international air ticket, but we do not recommend it. International air tickets are most easily purchased in the country of departure or online, and unfortunately no agents in Myanmar can guarantee to offer you the best price. We suggest you consult with your local travel agent to get the best and cheapest airfare.
What are the flights that reach Myanmar?
At this time there are various, regularly scheduled flights to Myanmar from mainly ASEAN ports, such as Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam & Malaysia.
Airlines include Malaysia Airlines (MH) from Kula Lumpur, Singapore Airlines (SQ) from Singapore, Thai Airways International (TG), Bangkok Airways (PG), AirAsia from Bangkok, Thailand (daily). Vietnam Airlines and NOK Airlines offer near-daily flights between Hanoi and Yangon. Mandarin (AE) and China Airlines (CI) from Taipei, China Airlines (CA) from Kunming, Air Bagan (W9) from Chiang Mai, China Southern (CZ) from Guangzhou and India Airlines (IC) from Calcutta, India (not daily).
From Yangon, Myanmar Airways International (8M) also operates flights to and from Kuala Lumpur; Malaysia, Singapore, and Bangkok, Thailand and is in the process of extending the route to and from Gaya, India.
Do infants and children enjoy a special, discounted price on flights?
Yes, domestic airlines have a special, discounted air fare for children. We will include this in your quotation.
Payment and Cancellation
How can I pay for my ticket with AirMyanmar.com?
You can make your paymentsto us via PayPal or international wire transfer.
Will I receive a refund in case of cancellation?
For air tickets we require your full payment to make the flight booking. Any partial refund of a cancelled flight is dependent on the airline’s individual policies. We will include these conditions in your quotation.
NOTE: The above calculation does not cover any refund of international airfare.
Can I use credit cards in Myanmar?
Most of the higher class hotels and establishments accept credit cards, although not all accept both VISA and MasterCard. The large majority of establishments in Myanmar however do not accept credit cards.
ATMs have become more common in most Myanmar cities, although availability of cash and actual functioning cannot be guaranteed. It is highly advised to travel prepared and obtain cash when and where possible.
Can I easily change foreign currency in Myanmar?
Dollars are most easily accepted, with euro and some Asian currencies following close, however bills must be issued recently and in extremely crisp condition. In the bigger cities and touristy destinations there are usually multiple currency exchange options, as well as at most hotels.
Do I need a visa and how do I get it?
Everyone who travels to Myanmar needs to obtain a Visa Letter before entering Myanmar. Visas can be requested before entering Myanmar at any Myanmar Embassy, as well as online.
For more information, and for requesting an online Tourism or Business eVisa, kindly visit- http://evisa.moip.gov.mm
If you need help in requesting a visa for entering Myanmar, please don't hesitate to contact us!
Can I bring my mobile phone into Myanmar?
Yes, mobile phones from outside of Myanmar can function inside the country. However, roaming services are limited to non-existent as local carriers have no connections with networks outside of Myanmar yet.
It is therefore advised to purchase a prepaid GSM sim card to make domestic or international phone cards. Sim cards cost between 3,000-6,000 MMK (2,5-5 USD)
How can I be contacted from my home?
If you decide not to purchase a prepaid GSM sim card, we can send you the list of all hotels you are booked at during your stay in Myanmar with their contact information.
Some hotels however may not have the facilities for international phone calls. In this case we will be more than happy to relay your message by mean of fax or phone through our Yangon office.
Can I easily access the internet in Myanmar?
Internet connections (broadband and Wi-Fi) are becoming more common in Myanmar, albeit often unstable and slow. In cities and touristic locations you will most likely be able to access the internet at your hotel, a local internet (or ‘gaming’) café or at a café or restaurant.
Hygiene and Safety
Are there any medical precautions I should take?
If you are on prescription medication, it is advised to bring a supply for the duration of your stay. PHT has areliable AEA and SOS International standard medical service provider. There are several foreign trained local medical doctors and 24 hour Clinics around big cities like Yangon and Mandalay, however both treatment options and available drugs can be rather limited in more remote areas.
Is it safe to travel in Myanmar?
Myanmar is still a very safe country to travel in and crime rates are very low. However, there has been a slight increase in pickpocketing in certain areas of Yangon, and some incidences of harassment of (foreign) women. Generally, foreigners are still considered a curiosity and most Myanmar are very humble, polite and more than willing to help out a traveler!