More airports to accept international flights after upgrades
Aviation authorities will consider allowing some airports popular with tourists to accept direct international flights after their upgrades are completed over the next decade.
According to the local newspaper The Myanmar Times, airports located in popular tourist destinations like Heho Airport in Shan State, Nyaung-U in Mandalay Region, Thandwe in Rakhine State, and Dawei in Tanintharyi Region may be allowed to accept the foreign flights after the upgrading processes are finished.
An official from the department said the airports can go according to plan in near future if the government can support with strong budget.
Myanmar currently has only three international airports in Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw, and many domestic airports do not have capacity to handle the planes from international destinations.
Ref: The Myanmar Times