|Naypyitaw International Airport
နေပြည်တော် အပြည်ပြည်ဆိုင်ရာ လေဆိပ်
|Operator||Ministry of Transport|
|Elevation AMSL||109 ft / 33 m|
|Coordinates||Coordinates: 19.77117, 96.18290|
Naypyidaw International Airport, (Burmese: နေပြည်တော် အပြည်ပြည်ဆိုင်ရာ လေဆိပ်; previously known as Ela Airport, officially Nay Pyi Taw International Airport), is located 16 kilometers southeast of Naypyidaw, the capital of Myanmar. Before the foundation of Naypyidaw, this was referred to as the airport of the nearby town of Pyinmana. The airport officially opened on 19 December 2011.
The airport is able to handle 3.5 million passengers annually. The design of Naypyidaw International Airport was drawn by CPG Consultants Pte., Ltd. Of Singapore. The company previously designed the annex to Yangon International Airport, as well as Singapore's Changi Airport and several airports of Vietnam and Laos. The construction work of the airport, performed by Asia World Company, a Myanmar corporation, began in January 2009. At the completion of the project, the airport will have 2 runways and 3 terminals with modern facilities. The construction is scheduled to proceed in three phases.
Phase 1, scheduled to be completed between 2009 – 2011, comprises:
- An airport building that can cope with 3.5 million passengers
- A taxiway with 3700 metres in length and 30.5 metres in width
- A 403 metres long and 336 metres wide apron with a total area of 135,408 square metres where 10 aircraft can park simultaneously
- Boarding bridges,
- An annex to the airport
- A control tower
- A car parking and
- Other facilities.
Annually, 2 million international passengers plus 1.5 million local passengers totaling 3.5 million can use the main airport building which is made up of
- the main hall with an area of 17,174 square metres,
- the east hall and west hall with an area of 3224 square metres each and
- the north hall with an area of 5912 square metres.
The total area of the ground, first and second floors of the building is 63,000 square metres.
The airport building is a two-story building with reinforced concrete boree piles. The ground floor is for passenger arrivals and the first floor for passengers departures. The west hall is for local passengers, the east hall, and the north hall for international passengers.
The approach road to the airport with two ways / four lanes is 1500 metres long. The car parking measures 200 metres by 107 metres and its total area is 21,400 square metres. The 62- metre-high control tower can control all the construction tasks of the first, second and third phases of the project.
The second phase of the expansion project includes adding an apron measuring 1200 feet × 1200 feet in front of the already-constructed airport building, an apron where VIP aircraft park and building four more boarding bridges at the airport building for passengers, a flight catering building, a government complex and an airport maintenance base.
The third phase includes adding 17 more boarding bridges, a dual parallel taxiway measuring 1200 ft × 100 ft, a runway measuring 12000 ft × 100 ft in front of the airport building, a set of dual parallel taxiway measuring 12,000 ft × 100 ft, four taxways measuring 650 ft × 100 ft, four taxways measuring 550 ft × 100 ft and an apron for cargo planes. After the third phase is completed, the airport will be able to cope with 10.5 million passengers annually and it will be more modern and sophisticated than Yangon International Airport and Mandalay International Airport.
Airlines and destinations
- Zaw Win Than (26 December 2011). "Nay Pyi Taw International Airport opens". Myanmar Times. Retrieved 5 March 2012.
- "New airport for capital: state media". Myanmar Times. 4 May 2009. Retrieved 5 March 2012.
- Air Bagan International and Domestic Route Map
- Bangkok Airways to become the first foreign carrier in Nay Pyi Taw Providing non-stop service from Bangkok
- Golden Myanmar Airlines start service to Naypyidaw from October 2013