Yangon’s still-sleepy international airport has grown increasingly busy amid a growing tourist trade, a flood of Western diplomats and NGOs re-establishing themselves in Myanmar, and planeloads of corporate executives coming to see whether all the changes are real.
Yangon airport last year handled about 3 million passengers, above its capacity of 2.7 million. An upgrade will increase capacity to 5.3 million before the new airport opens.
And soon enough, the rising tide of visitors to the long-isolated country will be touching down in modern airports as the country moves forward with plans to expand its air travel infrastructure.
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