Yangon International Airport
Yangon International Airport (IATA: RGN, ICAO: VYYY), located in Mingaladon, at 15 km north of downtown Yangon, 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.
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
Airlines and destinations
Mingaladon Township is located in the northernmost part of Yangon, Myanmar. The township comprises 31 wards, and shares borders with Hmawbi township in the north, North Okkalapa township in the east, Insein-Township 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 Yangon International Airport and the Hlawga National Park.
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.
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 Hlawga National Park. 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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