Mongolia to relocate domestic flights to Buyant-Ukhaa International Airport

Minister of Road and Transport Development S. Byambatsogt received Kitanaka Takefumi, CEO of “New Ulaanbaatar International Airport” LLC, and exchanged views on increasing the capacity of Chinggis Khaan International Airport and transferring domestic flights to Buyant-Ukhaa International Airport.

Minister S. Byambatsogt highlighted, “Chinggis Khaan International Airport is a symbol in relations between Mongolia and Japan. However, there are a lot of complaints from the citizens about the insufficient number of registration desks and long waits for passenger luggage. We plan to receive 2 million 200 thousand passengers this year, so we need to focus on reducing complications and obstacles by adding registration desks and improving management for quickly handing over luggage.

Furthermore, domestic flight destinations have been increased to nine from last July, which was three. Domestic flights are mostly served by the elderly, mothers with infants and young children, and people with disabilities. Therefore, we propose to move domestic flights to “Buyant-Ukhaa” International Airport to ensure the interests and comfort of its citizens.”

The number and frequency of flights have increased by 2-3 times, and air passengers reached 1 million 750 thousand in 2023 as a result of achievements made in transport liberalization within the Government’s ‘New Revival Policy’. Out of 400,000 passengers served by domestic flights last year, 340,000 were on “Oyutolgoi” flights.

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