Yangon Int’l Airport sees international flights halved in six months

Yangon International Airport handled only 8,857 international flights over the six months of this year since the Covid-19 outbreak, a decline of 51 percent compared to the same period last year, according to sources from Yangon Aerodrome Company Limited (YACL) providing services at the airport. In the period, Yangon Airport, the main entry and exit […]

Virus-hit local tourism, the continued shutdown of Yangon International Airport and weak signal for revival of businesses

According to the World Tourism Federation (WTF) for 2019, the total number of tourists around the globe exceeded 1,500 million. China has topped the list of global tourists as Chinese tourists account for 156 million. Due to the spread of COVID-19, almost all tourism businesses in the globe have stopped. The pandemic has resulted in […]

YACL applies for Kawthaung Airport upgrade tenders

YANGON-Yangon Aerodrome Company Limited (YACL), company green-lighted to work on the Yangon International Airport, already tendered for upgrading services on Kawthaung Airport. In order to upgrade, the Kawthaung Airport through a public-private partnership (PPP) system, the Request for Proposal had been tendered for the upgrading of three domestic airports to the local and foreign developers, […]

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 […]

Yangon International Airport enhances stakeholder partnerships; plans to boost global network

Yangon International Airport (YIA) yesterday hosted a reception in appreciation for its airline partners, while looking forward to updated terminal facilities and enhanced carrier partnerships to handle the increases in passenger numbers expected following Myanmar’s relaxation of entry visa requirements last October. The reception was held at Mingalar Sky Lounge Terminal 3, and graced by […]

Myanmar’s Yangon International Airport reveals growth plans

Myanmar’s Yangon International Airport is to be further upgraded to better equip it to accommodate more international traffic. Operator, Yangon Aerodrome Company Limited (YACL), has also revealed that it is stepping up its marketing efforts in a bid to develop its international route network. The announcements come despite the airport admitting that it is likely […]

YACL to work with govt in effort to lure European tourists as growth slows

Yangon Aerodrome Company Ltd (YACL) is in negotiations with Lufthansa for the German airline to operate a direct flight between Frankfurt and Yangon. The move is part of efforts to lure European visitors back to Myanmar, Mr. Jose Angeja, chief operating officer of YACL, told The Myanmar Times on November 15 during a press conference […]

Yangon airport T1 gets first foreign tenant

Yangon International Airport’s shiny new terminal has been almost empty since it opened in March – hosting only the country’s flag carrier Myanmar National Airlines. But space and facilities are becoming increasingly important for the raft of foreign firms aiming to add Myanmar routes, and the first international airlines are starting to move in. The […]

Asia World opens new Yangon airport terminal

Asia World Group has opened the first phase of a new airport terminal in Yangon that will be capable of handing up to 20 million passengers a year when complete, with US fast-food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken the first international restaurant confirmed to open in the new space. Yangon Aerodrome Company Limited (YACL), an Asia […]