Yangon International Airport enhances stakeholder partnerships

Yangon International Airport (YIA) will update terminal facilities and enhance carrier partnerships to handle the increases in passenger numbers expected, following Myanmar’s relaxation of entry visa requirements last October.

Following the government’s efforts to ease visa regulations last year, the number of Asian travelers to Myanmar has increased significantly, with China contributing the majority of visitors, while 32 international airlines and 30 international destinations are operating at YIA, an increase of two airlines and five destinations in the last year.

According to the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, 3.2 million international visitors, 38% of which came from China, arrived in Myanmar between January and November 2018, an increase of around 2% compared to the previous year. 945,000 Asian passengers arrived during the same period, with China contributing 260,000 of these visitors.

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