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Yangon Airport

Yangon Airport Myanmar 

Yangon Airport and southeast Asia air travel.
Yangon international Airport is a newer one in Myanmar which functions quite good only the immigration procedure is similar cumbersome as in Thailand and during the English colonial times.

The Airport IATA code is RGN and it is located at Mingaladon township about 16 km north of Yangon  City center and two terminals the international and the domestic. This two are the only international airports in Myanmar (Burma) are the only in Yangon and Mandalay.














 





Be aware that the baggage allowance is not much so the best to do when air-travel is keep you luggage as minimal as possible and try to get everything into a back-bag not heavier than 15 kg to carry on your body and to taken into the aircraft that way it cant lost and you wont have problems. In particular when on a tour in Myanmar and Thailand almost everything can be bought locally for low prices (cheap Chinese imports) and since low priced just dump it when you leave and no overweight charges. 

If you buy anything heavy such as souvenirs or whatever let the seller do the packaging and shipping of the air freight they are tuned for. Usually they also supply insurance and you have a hassle free air travel.

From Bangkok to Yangon a trip for some days with fun and shopping and before starting it needs some travel gear first such as Air Travel Bags Luggage otherwise no comfortable travel. 

​After arriving at Yangon airport the next destination most likely is to the city to get to your hotel or a other accommodation there are several variants to do so. Maybe you could have already arranged this via the hotel which is the most expensive tour to town or maybe Chinatown which is a popular place to stay. 

Although the least expensive is take your belongings walk out from the airport down to main street and watch out for a taxi. The taxis deliver their passengers about 100 meters further up and must turn back to the city so its easy to get one back to town for a much lower fare actually about half of any other fare.
In Myanmar online shopping. On of the best places for shopping in Myanmar for unique designs and rather reasonable prices are the Yangon Airport duty free shops. They are rather a bit expensive relative to the Bogyoke Market Prices but still much lower than Bangkok and Singapore Changi Airport.

In the last few years the flights from China increased dramatically it's very similar to Cambodia also in terms of online services. 

If you haven't been in Myanmar yet you better do it soon since the Chinese are flooding the region and that goes mainly through this two main airports which are Yangon and Mandalay since the road where they smuggled jade is less than lousy.
Yangon International Airport
Airport Photos
Land and fly away for international destinations in Yangon and Mandalay only

From Mandalay they depart to Bangkok and sometimes to Chiang Mai in Thailand all other connections are via Yangon. But this is slowly changing because now it is possible to cross the land border in and out with a regular tourist visa and they also improved the visa handling at the airport in 2016.

Myanmar's are not very keen to work together everyone wants to "cook his / her soup" to benefit somehow. It's very similar to Thailand where everyone struggles against the other to cave out his / her very own niche to gain benefit.

Departure for arrival in Thailand


Departure for arrival in Thailand is a smooth procedure with normally no major problem. If you have any duty free requirement buy the stuff in Myanmar they are quite cheaper than Bangkok or Singapore. Especially in Bangkok they milk the tourist with all possible tricks in Singapore it's not much different but at least there is some added value.
  1. Yangon Airport Departure
  2. Yangon International Airport in 2017
  3. Yangon airport departure hall before boarding
  4. Yangon International Airport Immigration
Duty Free
Yangon airport departure
Yangon airport duty free is a real "duty free" area not like in Thailand or Singapore were they replaced the "taxes" by additional profit margin of the company who runs the place.

If you haven't been in Myanmar yet you better do it soon since the Chinese are flooding the region and that goes mainly through this two main airports which are Yangon and Mandalay in Myanmar since the road where they smuggled jade is less than lousy so there is not much choice beside of Yangon Airport.
Yangon airport duty free (1)
Yangon duty free corals jewelry
Yangon jade Buddha statues
The Yangon airport has several souvenir jewelry and similar shops but if you like this pretty and partly very valuable jade and other stylish art & craft better buy it downtown in the Bogyoke Market since there the selection is much larger compared to the airport and all is also less pricey.

If you have some money left use it to go shopping for this beautiful handicraft.
Departure Hall behind immigration.
Immigration Counter.
This area can be fully edited and gives you the opportunity to introduce yourself, your website or company, your products or services.
The place is full of light and doesnt have a spectacular architecture such as Bangkoks chaotic Suvarnabhmi airport   but for sure everything is better thought. Actually it is a main difference between Myanmar and Thailand where the latter is much more chaotic and nobody thinks from a -z.
Exit to taxi and Yangon city.

Bags carry close to your body.

This area can be fully edited and gives you the opportunity to introduce yourself, your website or company, your products or services.
Keep in mind almost everywhere in the world are lots of crooks who conmsider tourist and other traveler as an easy pray to be finally not a pray keep important parts of your luggage somehow fixed to your body there is no alternative. As an example I read at least twice per week of Chinese crooks who travel to regional airports and steal from traveler.
Want to buy some duty free at the airport before departure do it here because prices are lower than elsewhere in the region especially compared to Thailand  and Singapore where they pull you shameless over the table.
yangon airport duty free
Yangon international airport duty free
FLYING TO YANGON & MANDALAY:

Bangkok-Don Mueang

Air Asia  Air Asia Malaysia is currently setting up a subsidiary in Myanmar (2018)
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Kunming (China)
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Siem Reap (Cambodia)
Myanmar Airways International (MAI)
Singapore
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Myanmar National Airlines (MNA)
SilkAir
Taipei-Taoyuan (Taiwan)
China Airlines
Tokyo-Narita (Japan)
All Nippon Airways (ANA)

Land and fly away from international destinations in Yangon and Mandalay only.

From Mandalay they depart to Bangkok and sometimes to  Chiang Mai in Thailand all other connections are via Yangon. But this is slowly changing because now it is possible to cross the land border in and out with a regular tourist visa and they also improved the visa handling at the airport in 2016.

Myanmar's are not very keen to work together everyone wants to "cook his / her soup" to benefit. It is very similar to Thailand where everyone struggles against the other to carve out his / her very own niche to gain benefit.

Departure for arrival to Thailand airports.

Departure for arrival in Thailand is a smooth procedure with normally no major problem. If you have any duty free requirement buy the stuff in Myanmar they are quite cheaper than Bangkok or Singapore. Especially in Bangkok Airport they milk the tourist with all possible tricks in Singapore it's not much different but at least there is some added value and sales people are educated. In Thailand it's really "hit and run". The Bangkok duty free is owned by a front-end company which also owns the Leicester Football Club and behind the front-end is a Dubai and China registered company owned by the former PM Shinawatra.

Actually the helicopter with the guy who own this duty free company crashed in London the other day (2018) in a very mysterious manner.