Mandalay sees daily services to and from Yangon (from US$75), Nyaung U (for Bagan; from US$35) and Heho (for Inle Lake; from US$35), as well as flights to Kengtung, Bhamo and Myitkyina. Air Bagan (code AB; 61791; www.airbagan.com), Air Mandalay (code 6T; 31548; www.airmandalay.com) and Yangon Airways (code HK; 31799; www.yangonair.com) all serve Mandalay. Domestic fares are usually slightly cheaper at travel agents.
Mandalay International Airport, a gleaming modern facility, serves the area with flights to most places in Myanmar and some international flights. Air Mandalay used to provide a service, twice a week, flying from Chiang Mai, Thailand, however, it was suspended in 2008 and, whilst rumors persist, the service has not yet returned.
There are also 3 flights weekly to and from Kunming on MU2029 for about RMB2000 one way. The airport is far from the city, 45km on a modern highway (with a few hiccups). Expect to pay US$8 to downtown Mandalay, US$6 from downtown Mandalay, and US$30 to/from Pyin U Lwin.