Yangon International Airport (YIA) is strategically located between India and China with two-thirds of the world’s population within six hours flying range including cities such as Tokyo, Dubai, Singapore, Beijing and New Delhi. YIA is the busiest and largest airport in Myanmar.
In 2017, YIA handled a total of 5.92 million passengers. Today, 28 airlines operate to and from 25 international destinations while 8 airlines operate our domestic routes.
Over the last few years, Myanmar has seen tremendous growth in visitor traffic. As the country is set to experience more exponential growth, YIA, being the main gateway into Myanmar, is built to meet future demands with a handling capacity of up to 20 million passengers per year.
Setting The Standard As A High Performance Airport
YIA has undergone its biggest expansion to date. The opening of T1 was part of the first phase of YIA’s development to handle greater passenger capacity as Myanmar continues to undergo economic reforms, which is expected to increase demand for aviation services in the country.
Officially opened by President U Thein Sein on 12 March 2016 as well as the expansion in capacity and continued integration of facilities, YIA paves the way for Myanmar to continue welcoming a rapidly growing number of business and leisure travelers to the country.
In anticipation of the growth in air travel, Terminal 3 was built over a span of 15 months and operational in less than one year after the official opening of the international terminal T1. Offering unparalleled connectivity to domestic destinations, T3 offers similar facilities to T1 – such as a variety of F&B outlets, retail options, business lounges, baggage handling & security systems – for a safe and comfortable experience.
Terminal 2 was our original main international terminal, and is currently also serving a mix of international and regional airlines. Terminal 2 is a familiar sight to travelers from all over the region. Plans are also underway for Terminal 2 to undergo a facelift in the near future.
Built for our shared future, YIA will see continuous investment in upgrades and modernization features. These include both hardware and software additions and improvements, designed to maximize our overall efficiency and capacity.