Looking at getting back to London from Ulaanbaatar (Ulan Bator), Mongolia in mid August, and trying to reduce the price. What airlines or crazy routes might exist?

Currently have found Aeroflot, Mongolian Airlines, Korean Air, and Air China - although obviously some of those are flying in the wrong direction. Aeroflot seems to have the best price most days, although I can't find a supposed ULN to Berlin Mongolian Airlines flight...

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    For example, just found Air China to Bangkok, and then Jet Airways to London. It's slow but quite comparable price-wise. Price is the biggest factor for me here.
    – Mark Mayo
    Jul 20, 2011 at 7:51
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    I've become a huge fan of Korean Air. I always seem to get a seat at a very good price even when booking very late. Plus the service is excellent. Air China will probably be a few dollars cheaper though. As for the others I don't know what kind of glue they stick the wings on with (-; Jul 20, 2011 at 8:26
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    And then would you believe, Aeroflot go and drop their prices 10%. Booked! Thanks :)
    – Mark Mayo
    Jul 22, 2011 at 15:21
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    You might have some luck offering a bounty on FlightFox.
    – user82
    Aug 24, 2012 at 21:23

3 Answers 3


Wikipedia is a great source for these type of questions, I always use it as a primary source to find which airlines fly to a specific destination. This enables me to narrow the search for an interesting fare.

To answer this question I have entered "Wikipedia Ulaanbaatar Airport" in Google and I was directed to this Wikipedia entry:

  • Aero Mongolia: Altai, Bayankhongor, Choibalsan, Donoi, Hohhot, Hovd, Irkutsk, Ölgii, Oyutolgoi, Ovoot, Ulaangom, Urumqi
  • Aeroflot: Moscow-Sheremetyevo
  • Air China: Beijing-Capital
  • Eznis Airways: Bayankhongor, Choibalsan, Dalanzadgad, Khovd, Khuvsgul,Ulaangom, Bayan Ulgii, Zavkhan, Oyutolgoi, Ovoot, Hailaar, Ulan-Ude
  • Korean Air: Seoul-Incheon
  • MIAT Mongolian Airlines: Beijing-Capital, Berlin-Tegel, Hong Kong, Moscow-Sheremetyevo, Seoul-Incheon, Tokyo-Narita Seasonal Osaka-Kansai, Tokyo-Haneda
  • Tianjin Airlines: Hohhot, Tianjin
  • Ural Airlines: Yekaterinburg, Sanya

According my search, the Aeroflot has the cheapest price (near $900) for this trip, with 1 stop in Sheremetyevo (SVO):

And I didn't find any flights in mid August for Air China.

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    Just found Air China to PEK for $222 on 14th, then $611 Uzbek air to LON on the 16th. Total $833. Really roundabout way, but I do love flying...still looking ;)
    – Mark Mayo
    Jul 20, 2011 at 8:25
  • @Mark Mayo What site and what date?
    – VMAtm
    Jul 20, 2011 at 8:27
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    Curses, you need a Chinese visa for more than 12 hours of transit...
    – Mark Mayo
    Jul 20, 2011 at 8:38
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    -1 since the answer will not be valid in a month.
    – user141
    Jul 20, 2011 at 11:06
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    @Andra Did you read the question? We are searching for mid August, not just the list of companies.
    – VMAtm
    Jul 20, 2011 at 11:25

As of 2013, Turkish Airlines started flying to Ulan Bator directly from Istanbul, or on some days via Bishkek. Depending on the exact days of travel, that might be the cheapest connection from Europe.

  • Hi and welcome. Care to provide some references for your claims?
    – JoErNanO
    Dec 15, 2014 at 11:47
  • Sure, I generally use momondo for finding the most suitable connections, it works really well for Helsinki. For example I tried 12-19 February: momondo.com/flightsearch/… It says 595 euro from Helsinki to Mongolia and back with Turkish Airlines, and the cheapest tickets with any other airlines cost 811 euro on the same days.
    – downhand
    Dec 15, 2014 at 15:10

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