Rating : 6/10
After the splendour of Yangon Airport (International - not Domestic, which hasn't been updated since easily
the 60s) Mandalay Airport is reminder of what could have been. Coming in to land the airport looks deserted.
We were brought to the larger looking terminal by bus, and instantly I recognised the Japanese design having
lived in Japan for several years. Aside from the outstanding design, nothing else was even close to Japan.
Most of the lights were off, immigration desks looked abandoned, and one of the panels of glass separating
the baggage and arrival halls was badly smashed. Still, service is efficient if only because there is no one to
serve, facilities mostly work, and taxis are plentiful. If the reforms continue to improve Myanmar this airport
could be a real gem. If you need to fly to Mandalay - and domestic flights are not as scary as they sound - it
will do just fine, but let's hope for better days.