MIAT Mongolian Airlines the latest to join BARIG

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 different aviation sectors including cargo, passenger and charter operations.

BARIG secretary general, Michael Hoppe said: “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 was launched in 1956 and serves eight international destinations via its home airport in Ulan Bator, Mongolia’s capital city.

Besides cities such as Beijing, Hong Kong, Seoul and Tokyo the airline further offers connections to Frankfurt (non-stop from and to Ulan Bator) and Berlin-Tegel (via Moscow-Scheremetjevo), both three times a week. MIAT Mongolian Airlines registers over half a million passengers annually.

MIAT Mongolian Airlines president and chief executive officer, Battur Davaakhuu said: “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.”