Yangon International Airport

Yangon International Airport (IATA: RGN, ICAO: VYYY), located in Mingaladon, at 15 km north of downtown is the primary international airport of Burma and the second largest airport in the country.

The airport's old terminal is used exclusively for domestic flights, and the new terminal, in operation since May 2007, handles international flights. The airport, which can handle 2.7 million passengers a year, handled 800,000 international passengers and 1.2 million domestic passengers in 2006. All four Burmese carriers and about 16 international airlines operate out of Yangon International.

History

The airport was built on a former World War II airfield in 1947 by the Calcutta Metropolitan Airports Authority. Once regarded as the best in South East Asia, the airport fell into disrepair and was for decades dilapidated and antiquated.

A modernization program launched in April 2003 has so far resulted in a new terminal and an extended 11,200 foot (3414 m) runway. Designed by the Airport Development Division of CPG Corporation of Singapore and constructed by Asia World, a leading Burmese construction firm, at a cost of US$13.3 million, the new terminal can handle 900 arriving and 900 departing passengers simultaneously. Overall design and detailing was carried out to meet IATA service standards and to comply with ICAO safety and security standards at a cost of SG$30 million. Other notable features include:

* Separate floors for arriving and departing passengers to lessen congestion
* Automated baggage handling system, integrated check-in system
* Four air bridges, capable of handling four Boeing 747s
* Special lounges for use by government officials and business people
* Two-story car park with spaces for 340 vehicles.

Airlines and destinations

Domestic

Airlines Destinations
Air Bagan Dawei, Heho, Kawthaung, Kalaymyo, Kyaing Tong, Lashio, Myeik, Myitkyina, Naypyidaw, Pathein, Putao, Sittwe, Tachilek, Thandwe
Air Mandalay Heho, Kyaingtong, Naypyidaw, Sittwe, Tachileik, Thandwe
Myanma Airways Pathein, Dawei, Heho, Kawthaung, Kyaukphyu, Loikaw, Mawlamyaing, Myeik, Nyaung-U, Sittwe, Thandwe
Yangon Airways Heho, Nyaung-U, Thandwe

International

Airlines Destinations
AirAsia Kuala Lumpur,
Air Bagan , Chiang Mai
Air China Beijing-Capital, Kunming
Air Mandalay Chiang Mai
Bangkok Airways
Bismillah Airlines Dhaka
Blue Panorama Milan-Malpensa
China Eastern Airlines Kunming, Nanning
Indian Airlines Kolkata, Gaya
Jetstar Asia
Malaysia Airlines Kuala Lumpur
Myanmar Airways International , Gaya [seasonal], Kuala Lumpur,
SilkAir
Thai AirAsia
Thai Airways International
Vietnam Airlines Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City [begins 15 November]

Charter

Airlines Destinations
China Airlines Taipei-Taoyuan

Cargo

Airlines Destinations
Myanmar Airways International  

Mingaladon Township

Mingaladon Township is located in the northernmost part of The township comprises 31 wards, and shares borders with in the north, North Okkalapa township in the east, and Shwepyitha township in the west, and Mayangon township in the south. Mingaladon is still relatively undeveloped and lacks basic municipal services.

Mingaladon is home to the

Transport

Mingaladon's Aung Mingala Bus Terminal serves all the highway buses to all major cities and towns in the country, except for those in the Ayeyarwady Division.

Education

The University of Computer Studies, Yangon, one of the country's best universities, is located in the western part of the township on the west bank of The township is also home to the Defence Services Institute of Nursing and Paramedical Science.

Web References: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mingaladon_Township


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