The national airline of Mongolia, MIAT Mongolian Airlines, has joined the Board of Airline Representatives in Germany (BARIG). The international association advocates for the mutual interests of around 100 national and international airlines in the areas cargo, passenger and charter.
BARIG secretary general, Michael Hoppe, commented: “We are pleased to welcome MIAT Mongolian Airlines to our association. The airline records a long tradition and an interesting international route network with destinations in Europe and Asia.”
MIAT Mongolian Airlines started flying in 1956 and currently serves eight international destinations via its home airport in Ulan Bator, Mongolia’s capital city. Besides cities such as Peking, Hong Kong, Seoul and Tokyo the airline further offers connections to Frankfurt (non-stop from and to Ulan Bator) and Berlin-Tegel (via Moscow- Sheremetyevo), both three times a week. MIAT Mongolian Airlines carries more than half a million passengers annually.
Battur Davaakhuu, MIAT’s president and CEO from MIAT Mongolian Airlines, explained: “We highly appreciate BARIG’s work in representing airline interests vis-à-vis economic players, political bodies, airport operators and media. We are therefore greatly looking forward to provide active contribution and are happy to benefit from the various advantages that come with such an association membership.”