Falam Surbung Airport
- 1,830m × 30m
Falam Airport is a new airport that will serve the people of Chin State, Myanmar. Chin State is bordered by the Indian states of Manipur in the north and Mizoram in the west, as well as Bangladesh in the southwest. The state remains the only one of the nation’s 14 states not served by domestic carriers. The new airport is located in Falam township and feature with a 1830m x 30m runway, capable of handling Boeing 737 or A320 equipment. The airport construction was slated for completion by late May-2020.
Jun-2020. Chin State's Minister of Transport U Shwe Thio said the construction of Falam Surbung Airport's runway, control tower and buildings is complete however the opening date is uncertain due to coronavirus restrictions and weather conditions. The airport was expected to commence operations in Jun-2020.
May-2020. Myanmar's Chin State Development Affairs, Electricity and Industry Minister U Soe Htet reported construction of Falam Surbung Airport is due to be completed by the end of Jun-2020. Ms Htet added after some test runs the airport will start handling regular services in Sep-2020.
Jul-2019. Myanmar's Department of Civil Aviation deputy director general U Ye Htut Aung said Falam Surbung Airport is 50% complete and on track to open in Sep-2020.
Apr-2015. Myanmar's Government approved a proposal to construct a new airport in the country's Chin state. The government expects the new airport to be operational within three years.
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