Yangon airport to receive upgrade next year

The reconstruction of Yangon International Airport’s domestic departure lounge will begin in January next year, according to airport General Manager Win Ko.

“The departure lounge will be brought down and reconstructed entirely. While the new lounge is being built, the lounge provided for VIP will be used as domestic departure lounge,” the GM said.

The construction is expected to be completed in a year and a half. Yangon Airport is Myanmar’s main international gateway and currently services 2.7 million passengers a year.

Although the airport can be expanded to accommodate 20 million passengers a year, contractors are restricted by residential areas and the Mingladon Air Force Base next door.

Pioneer Aerodrome Services, a subsidiary of Asia World recently won a tender to upgrade Yangon International Airport. The airport authorities and company representatives are still in discussions.

Source : elevenmyanmar.com