Yangon International Airport (YIA), the largest and busiest airport in Myanmar, welcomed its 5th millionth passenger .
With passenger growth expected to exceed 5.9M passengers this year, this will set a new milestone in the history of the airport.
‘Ultimately, we hope to give visitors more reasons to travel to Myanmar, be it for business or leisure,” commented Mr Sulaiman Zainul Abidin, Chief Operating Officer, Yangon Aerodrome Company Limited.
With two new terminals completed in 2016 – Terminal 1 for international passengers and Terminal 3 for domestic passengers – YIA is ready for future passenger demand as it is built to handle up to 20 million passengers.
Last year, 5.45 million passengers passed through the airport. Approximately two-thirds of these passengers were of international travel, and 70% were from Asia. With a growth rate of almost 9% in 2017, YIA is expected to end the year with 5.9 million passengers for 2017.
This year, YIA has added new services to its portfolio, comprising two new airline partners Himalaya Airlines and Malindo Air; as well as new destinations by China Southern flying to Haikou, VietJet Air connecting to Hanoi, and Nok Air flying to Mae Sot. Emirates also offers air services connecting Yangon and Phnom Penh in addition to their daily service to Dubai.