The Sky Link connecting the carpark and the airport building will be opened sometime this month, according to Department for Civil Aviation (DCA).
The building of Terminal 1 opened on March 12 2016 and is a five-storey reinforced concrete and steel building that is 240 meters in length and 97.7 meter wide. It is connected with a Sky Link with 101 meter in length and 24.48 meters in height to the airport carparks.
Although the airport authorities has finished building the Sky Link, the public has yet to be able to access it. Its entrance to the Terminal 1 is on level 4 floor and where duty free shops and recreational zones will be added. The main reason why the public cannot use the Sky Link yet seems to be that the construction works on the level 4 itself has yet to complete.
The recreation zone will include restaurants, shops and playgrounds but are still under construction. The Sky Link will be opened to the public for the convenience of the passengers, said Deputy Director General Ye Htut Aung of the DCA.
The arrival and departure baggage handling area, check-in hall and counter area, arrival immigration, custom and duty free shops are included in the basement of the Terminal 1. On the first floor, passport control area, security check, departure gate lounge and duty free shops are included. Retail area is located on second floor and recreation area is included on third floor.
The development project of Yangon International Airport was approved by Myanmar Investment Commission and started building in August 2014. The investment was about US$660 million.
According to the project, the old departure lounge was demolished and then rebuilt.
Pioneer Aerodrome Services Co. Ltd, a subsidiary of Asia World Company, has been granted to provide services for Yangon International Airport as well as Nay Pyi Taw International Airport.