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Contract to upgrade Heho airport expected to be signed this year

A contract to upgrade the air hub serving Inle Lake and Taunggyi to provide customs, immigration and quarantine facilities will be inked this year, a senior official says. “We are expected to sign a contract in the next three months,” an official from the Ministry of Transport and Communications who declined to be named told […]

Opening of the First Airport in Myanmar’s Chin State Delayed Amid COVID-19

Mandalay – The construction of Falam’s airport in Chin State is complete and flights can start soon, according to the state government. Surbung Airport in Falam will be the first major airport in the mountainous state. “The runway, the control tower and the airport buildings are all complete. The test landing will take place this […]

Authorities perform health screenings in Lashio airport

Health authorities are carrying out health screenings in Lashio airport in northern Shan State since February 1 and most of the travellers are wearing facemasks, sources said. The authorities said they haven’t found the 2019 novel coronavirus suspected patients yet in Lashio. Similarly, vinyl about coronavirus protection are pasted in maternal and child health clinic, […]

Yangon airport installs digital concierge to help passengers

The Yangon International Airport on Sunday launched a digital-concierge system aimed at helping travellers in the country’s premier airport, a senior official said. The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism also launched a QR code project that provides information on the latest promotions found at the ministry’s website. Union Minister U Ohn Maung and Yangon Region […]

First airport in Chin State to open in May

Chin State is set to be more accessible to travellers and investors this year, when the region’s first airport opens for business. Surbung Airport in Falam township, Chin State, will open in late May, according to state media, barring unforeseen weather conditions. The move is expected to boost tourism in Myanmar’s most underdeveloped state. The […]

Yangon airport rolls out red carpet for 6 millionth passenger

Myanmar’s Yangon International Airport (YIA) welcomed its six millionth passenger of the year – a family of three – with gifts of K1 million (US$665) in cash and other valuables on Friday. Ameeramsa Musthafa and his family were cheered by airport staff, headed by the chairman of the airport coordination committee, representatives of Yangon Aerodrome […]

Myanmar builds airport in mountainous northwestern state

YANGON, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) — Myanmar is building an airport in the far-flung mountainous Falam township of Chin state to bring more tourists to the region. the Department of Civil Aviation has said. The authorities are using a state budget of 19.93 billion kyats (13.28 million U.S. dollars) for the first phase of the Surbung […]

Thandwe in Rakhine to receive international-airport status

The government has approved the upgrade of a local airport in Thandwe, Rakhine State to international status, said U Kyaw Aye Thein, Rakhine State Planning and Finance Minister. The decision was made at the Union level after the Rakhine State Government submitted the request to upgrade, he said. The authorities were responding to private sector […]

Myanmar’s Yangon Intl Airport Reopens

YANGON—Myanmar’s Yangon International Airport reopened early Friday morning after shutting down for about 19 hours Thursday when a Y-8 military plane skidded off the runway. Myanmar’s department of civil aviation said on Friday that normalcy had resumed at the airport by about 6 a.m. on Sept. 6. The accident had caused the cancellation of several […]

Nyaung-U airport to be renovated to handle more passengers

Renovation work will be carried out this year at Nyaung-U airport in Bagan to enable it to handle more passengers in the wake of the ancient city being declared a World Heritage site, said a senior civil aviation official. “We’ll carry out renovation work on the terminal. We’ll build rooms and upgrade the toilets for […]