About Air KBZ

Company Information

Air KBZ, or Air Kanbawza, is a domestic airline in Myanmar based in Yangon. Popular routes take passengers between the major destinations on the tourist trail including Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, and Inle Lake as well as to other cities in Myanmar.

The company started and flew their first flight in October 2010 and from then onwards, the size of the fleet increased to the current eight active aircraft. There are three ATR 72-500 aircraft and five ATR 72-600 twin-engine turboprops. Each row has two seats and the flight is relatively comfortable.

The main terminal Air KBZ operates from is Yangon International Airport with their second base being in Mandalay.

Routes Served by Air KBZ

Air KBZ connects a range of destinations in Myanmar with the most popular route from Yangon and Mandalay, which is the fastest way to cover the distance between the two cities. Typical routes are below with an estimated duration and ticket price in USD:

Domestic routes

Yangon to or from Mandalay – 1 hour 25 minutes - USD105
Yangon to or from Heho (Inle Lake) – 1 hour 10 minutes - USD100
(Bagan) Nyaung U to or from Yangon – 40 minutes - USD80
(Bagan) Nyaung U to or from Heho – 40 minutes - USD80
(Bagan) Nyaung U to or from Mandalay – 30 minutes - USD60
Mandalay to Heho – 30 minutes - USD60

International routes

Air KBZ is starting to introduce international flights directly from Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, India, and China. The information is currently not available on their official website.

Pros

Tends to depart on time
Online booking is available
Regular promotions on flight tickets
Staff has a reasonable command of English
Comfortable flight
Basic meals are provided on short domestic flights

Cons

Website is difficult to use
Not much legroom and seats are uncomfortable
No in-flight entertainment
Check in tends to take a long time
Unexpected price hikes can happen even after paying for the ticket

Important Things to Keep in Mind

Not all the flights are direct
There may be only a few routes each day
You may be faced with difficulties when booking the ticket
Flights can be changed at short notice
You may be responsible for checking that the flight time hasn’t changed
Flights between Yangon and Mandalay are the most popular routes
Compared to other airlines, Air KBZ tends to be more budget friendly for domestic routes.

Travellers Reviews

The majority of reviews for Air KBZ are positive stating that the flight was more comfortable and better than expected for a domestic route in Myanmar. Some, however, disagree and claim that the price is too expensive for what they actually get.

Travellers mention that the seats are relatively good, the planes are as old as expected, and meals provided onboard are rather basic. Overall, the majority of travellers are pleased with the service and level of comfort of KBZ Air and think this is one of the best domestic airlines to travel with in Myanmar.

That said, delays are quite common and check-in can be quite chaotic with unclear instructions concerning the boarding gate. It often leads to a mad rush to try to make the flight. Travellers also forewarn that there is no place to refill water at the airport and no free water is provided onboard – but this is true to all the airlines in Burma.

In general travellers recommend not to expect much as what you get is the level of service and quality as any other typical budget airline provides – with the remark that in Burma you are paying more.

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Bagan - Mandalay
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09:35
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Bagan - Taunggyi
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07:45, 08:35, 09:00, 09:35
Bagan - Yangon
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09:35, 10:20, 10:40, 17:50, 18:20
Kayah - Yangon
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10:15, 12:15
Lashio - Yangon
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Mandalay - Bagan
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07:00
Mandalay - Rakhine
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09:20, 10:20
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08:40, 08:55, 10:15, 15:30, 15:45, 16:20, 17:10, 18:00, 19:00
Rakhine - Yangon
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10:45, 11:25, 12:05, 12:15, 12:55, 14:05
Tachileik - Taunggyi
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12:25, 13:25
Tachileik - Yangon
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13:25, 14:40, 15:10
Taunggyi - Bagan
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08:40, 09:55, 17:40
Taunggyi - Lashio
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Taunggyi - Mandalay
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Taunggyi - Yangon
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Yangon - Bagan
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Yangon - Lashio
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Yangon - Mandalay
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Yangon - Naypyitaw
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06:00, 17:30, 17:45
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Yangon - Tachileik
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Air KBZ Company Reviews

FM
flight Economy, Air KBZ, Mar 23, 2020
Pleasant , nothing special . The flight was good, small plain and friendly stuff
GA
flight Economy, Air KBZ, Mar 19, 2020
Todo perfecto, vuelo salimos antes 15 minutos, vuelo rápido y medidas seguridad contra COVID19 excelente
HA
flight Economy, Air KBZ, Mar 9, 2020
all very well organized ,and just in time
GC
flight Economy, Air KBZ, Mar 6, 2020
Perfect ... on time and well organized
PK
flight Economy, Air KBZ, Feb 20, 2020
Flight was on time and very pleasant. Fully recommended if you want to save hours on traveling by bus!
MM
flight Economy, Air KBZ, Jan 27, 2020
The planes are good and the pilots excellent. But we wasted a lot of time and we were not explained how to pick up another boarding card at Heho airport. However everybody is so kind and helpful that everything went well and it was a pleasant trip.
GK
flight Economy, Air KBZ, Jan 27, 2020
Great service, smooth flight and landing.
AJ
flight Economy, Air KBZ, Jan 18, 2020
Excellente compagnie. Félicitations à l'ensemble des personnels de bord comme au sol. Jacques Aletti. (France).
BP
flight Economy, Air KBZ, Jan 12, 2020
Well organised trip
JL
flight Economy, Air KBZ, Dec 7, 2019
Short trip. Confortable to go Bagan
FH
flight Economy, Air KBZ, Dec 6, 2019
KBZ flight was ok, however organisation at Heho airport is a chaotic situation. We were directed into the wrong departure lounge, collected by a attentive employee. And then no information about delays or departure time. Chairs in waiting room are in bad condition and there was no electricity in the coffeeshop, so no coffee.
FH
flight Economy, Air KBZ, Dec 1, 2019
KBZ is a fine company to fly with, staff is friendly and yes there are delays, but not being on a business trip there is no real issue. All in all ok to fly with and better than expected
MV
flight Economy, Air KBZ, Nov 30, 2019
Perfect
IB
flight Economy, Air KBZ, Nov 28, 2019
Very clean in the plane, good facilities
JB
flight Economy, Air KBZ, Nov 27, 2019
Compagnie fiable, à l'heure. Avion récent et bien entretenu (ATR français). Service correct. Je recommande.
TO
flight Economy, Air KBZ, Nov 23, 2019
Efficient and friendly
BC
flight Economy, Air KBZ, Nov 17, 2019
Smooth check in procedure and competent in-flight staff.
RS
flight Economy, Air KBZ, Nov 13, 2019
Baggage delivery at Mandalay airport was an issue. The flight time was 20 mins but took an hour to dispatch baggage
PH
flight Economy, Air KBZ, Nov 10, 2019
Fast and easy check in. Punctual. Nice flight.
SM
flight Economy, Air KBZ, Nov 7, 2019
Good airline, they offered us a light meal even being a short flight. I just don't give 5* because the flight arrived delayed and also the back seats didn't move.
SN
flight Economy, Air KBZ, Aug 22, 2019
Das aufsetzen beim Landen hat man nicht mal bemerkt... Super freundliches Personal an Bord!
KP
flight Economy, Air KBZ, Apr 14, 2019
Everything went fine. Customer service was easy to reach for questions that occurred and fast responsive. Flight was also without any problems.
GJ
flight Economy, Air KBZ, Feb 25, 2019
Très satisfait de ce vol à tous les niveaux. Respect des horaires. Bon service à bord. Hôtesses souriantes.
GB
flight Economy, Air KBZ, Feb 22, 2019
Nice and laid back ????
RK
flight Economy, Air KBZ, Feb 3, 2019
Fantastic flight, quick service to move between different parts of myanmar, friendly service. Would highly recommend После покупки предложили поменять рейс на более ранний и более подходящий нам, из за отсутствия мест) пол самолета было пустым, быстрая остановка в хехо, минут 15, очень удобно, быстро, легко) остались безумно довольны)
MO
flight Economy, Air KBZ, Jan 16, 2019
The Flight was delayed for one hour, without any communication or justification.
GL
flight Economy, Air KBZ, Jan 11, 2019
Abwicklung am Flughafen sehr unkundig schnell. Es reicht vollsaust, wenn man eine Stunde vor Abfluss Flughafen ist
KG
flight Economy, Air KBZ, Jan 6, 2019
Everything was running fine. Thank you for your support
HS
flight Economy, Air KBZ, Jan 4, 2019
Super
JB
flight Economy, Air KBZ, Jan 3, 2019
Einfach perfekt!!!
OL
flight Economy, Air KBZ, Jan 3, 2019
Бронировала авиаперелет, 2 билета, после оплаты предложили доплатить ещё 20$, билеты пришли на почту через 2 дня, но это обычная практика для мьянмарских агенств. Самолёт задержали на 1,5 часа. Все остальное было отлично
NS
flight Economy, Air KBZ, Jan 2, 2019
Comfort, food service staff and Quick
RP
flight Economy, Air KBZ, Dec 10, 2018
The flight and the check in was all o.k. By the booking we was said that the Economy class is fully booked and we have to pay more for the upgrade. The airoplane was only half full and we didn't have better seats.
MP
flight Economy, Air KBZ, Nov 10, 2018
Very easy and on time flight.
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99.8% of 1,139 travelers were presumably happy with Air KBZ as they left good or no review

Air KBZ Stations

Nyaung U Airport Thandwe Airport Yangon Airport Mandalay International Airport Heho Airport Sittwe Airport Tachileik Airport Lashio Airport Myanmar Kalaymyo Airport Myitkyina Airport Naypyitaw Airport Loikaw Airport Tachilek Dawei Airport Kawthaung Airport Myeik Airport