February 14, 2022
ULAANBAATAR – The Civil Aviation Authority of Mongolia held the second meeting with the relevant officials to discuss a launch of direct flight between Mongolia and the US.
The online meeting was attended by S.Munkhnasan, Director General of the Civil Aviation Authority, B.Munkhtamir, Executive Director of MIAT Mongolian Airlines and other experts, as well as U.Batbayar, Ambassador of Mongolia to the United States of America, and S.Sukhbold, Director of the International Treaty and Law Department.
The meeting discussed the process of establishing air services between the two countries, concluding air transport agreements, and the requirements and preparations of other countries for direct flights from the US Federal Aviation Administration. MIAT JSC also introduced the options of direct flights between Mongolia and the US.
S.Munkhnasan, Director General of the Civil Aviation Authority, said “The direct flight will improve the safety and security of our civil aviation. It also has the advantage of saving time and money for citizens traveling to and from the United States and Mongolia.”
U.Batbayar, Ambassador of Mongolia to the United States of America, said “The time and opportunity to open a direct flight between the two countries are now open. Meetings are being held with the United States and negotiations are progressing step by step in order to make the progress faster. We are planning to make our first direct flight by 2023”.
B.Munkhtamir, CEO of MIAT Mongolian Airlines, emphasized that direct flights between Mongolia and the United States will be a significant milestone in economic and bilateral cooperation.