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Why Yangon International Airport is special ?
Yangon International Airport is the primary international airport of Myanmar and is located in Mingaladon Township, at 15 km North of downtown Yangon. The airport was built in 1947 by the Calcutta Metropolitan Airports Authority. When it was built, the airport was regarded as the best in South East Asia.
Now, the new Yangon International Airport was successfully opened in 25th May, 2007. The runway has also been extended to 11,200ft to accommodate heavier aircraft.
The new terminal of Yangon International Airport can be able to accommodate bigger aircraft and handle more passengers. The runway extension will enable Boeing 747-400 airplanes to use the airport. The work on extending the runway from 8100 feet to 11,200 feet has done. The runway extension was part of an upgrade which began in April 2003. The upgrade will nearly double the size of the airport terminal.
The length of the two-storey building will be increased from 340 feet to 832 feet and its width from 140 feet to 200 feet. The expansion of the terminal will enable the airport to handle 2.7 million passengers a year.
What to explore at Yangon International Airport?
Money: A number of bureaux de change are available, along with an ATM in International Arrivals.
Communication: Public telephones and fixed internet stations are available in the terminals. Wi-Fi internet access is available in the International Terminal, but this is reportedly not always reliable.
Food: There are self-service cafés in the public areas of the airport, and further dining options are offered in the international Departures VIP lounges.
Shopping: Several shops selling local souvenirs and handicrafts are available, along with duty-free outlets in both international Arrivals and Departures. There are also jewellery and bookshops.
Luggage: Porters are available – confirm the fee in advance – and luggage trolleys are free to use, but not allowed outside the terminal building. Left luggage is not available.
Other: First aid facilities are available, but otherwise terminal facilities are relatively limited.
How to get to Yangon International Airport?
Yangon International Airport is located 15 miles north of Yangon. Passengers traveling to and from the airport can do so easily on the great shuttle buses and plentiful taxis.
- Modern airport. Free wifi
- Small international airport but quite nice and clean
- Free and very good Wi-Fi
- Immigration at departure surprisingly fast and smooth
- Modern, Clean, High Standard
Mingaladon Twp Myanmar (Burma)