There is good news for tourists staying at Yangon hotel near airport as announced by Yangon Aerodrome Company Ltd. YACL said that the connection processes that are done from one terminal to another has already entered its final phase. This will make it easier for processes that are inside the Terminal 1 or 2 of the Yangon International Airport.
According to YACL’s spokesperson, the upgrading process has been divided into three phases within the Yangon International Airport. As of writing, they are already constructing the Phase 3. With this, the connection process between terminals is expected to be finished at the middle of the year.
During the upgrading process, not only are the connection process between the terminals are improved but there are also expansions done with the runways and the hangar. A facility for handling cargos was also constructed as well as the new terminal for the VIP/CIP.
In 2016, the Yangon International Airport was able to handle and service 5.92 million arriving passengers while in 2017 the number decreased slightly to 5.45 million arriving passengers. This is far from the expectations of the tourism industry that the number of arrivals will increase significantly.
According to reliable sources, the aviation authorities have partnered with YACL in order to improve the current airport and the scheme should be completed within 36 months. A request was submitted by YAC to the authorities for an additional of 18 months because they are still not doe with some aspects of the project.
Yangon International Airport plays a vital role in the tourism of the country because it is considered to be one of the gateways to enter Myanmar. The government has plans to construct the Hanthawaddy International Airport which is their next project. For now, the construction of the said airport has not started yet thus they decided to proceed with the upgrading process they have planned for the Yangon International Airport. They aim to raise the standard of the airport to an international level as they are expecting that the number of tourists, some might stay at Yangon hotel near airport, is expected to rise within the next decade.