MIAT Mongolian Airlines recently celebrated its 60th Anniversary of flight operations linking Ulaanbaatar, the gateway to Mongolia, with the world. The airline announced its plans to restore flights to Singapore by flying direct from Ulaanbaatar by 2018 using one of its B767- 300 long-haul jets after suspending its services last March 2015. The airline will also introduce destinations in Australia via Singapore either in code-sharing basis with Singapore Airlines and via Hong Kong in code-sharing arrangement with Cathay Pacific.
The new flights will be possible as soon as the new Khushigiin Khundi International Airport, also known as New Ulaanbaatar International Airport, is opened to replace the current air-port in Ulaanbaatar, Chinggis Khaan International Airport. MIAT Mongolian Airlines will be the primary customer of the new airport that is located in Sergelen Sum, Tov Province, 52 km south of the city center of Ulaanbaatar.
MIAT plans to promote economic ties between Russia and China by introducing new flights linking Ulaanbaatar with Russia Far East and northern China. Therefore, flights to Irkutsk and Ulan-Ude could be resumed while new destinations in China could be introduced.