Second airport planned for Yangon
Published on Aug 13, 2013
Hanthawaddy International Airport to help Myanmar cope with influx of visitors
A second airport will be developed in Yangon, to help the city cope with an expected influx of visitors over the coming years.
The Myanmar Timesreported the country’s Department of Civil Aviation as saying that it has selected South Korea’s Incheon International Airport Corp (IIAC) to develop the new Hanthawaddy International Airport, on the outskirts of Myanmar’s largest city. And according to a statement from the Korean Transport Ministry, the final contract for the US$1.1 billion project will be signed by the end of the year.
To be located approximately 80km from Yangon, Hanthawaddy airport will have an annual capacity of approximately 12 million passengers. Construction is expected to be completed by 2018.
The existing Yangon International Airport can now handle 2.7m passengers a year, but this is also being expanding, and is expected to increase to around six million by 2017.
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