Reach Yangon, Myanmar’s vibrant metropolis and largest city, ready for business or pleasure courtesy of 5-star flights from Manchester to Yangon with Qatar Airways. Get your journey to this exotic and fascinating destination off to the best possible start on board a Qatar Airways luxury aircraft, where you can enjoy impeccable service, a range of 5-star in-flight services and an atmosphere of sophisticated elegance – ensuring you arrive relaxed, revitalised and ready for adventure.
Yangon is one of Southeast Asia’s largest cities, a huge, diverse and modern metropolis that offers business travellers and tourists lots to see, do and discover. In this city of contrasts visitors will encounter picturesque colonial buildings, modern high-rises and traditional temples and shrines – a heady mixture of old and new that makes Yangon one of the most unique big cities in the world.
While most people fly to London Heathrow when travelling to the U.K., further north the rapidly expanding Manchester International Airport is becoming a powerhouse of aviation and air transportation.
Major expansion plans are underway, with the intention of making Manchester Airport a World Logistics Hub by 2030. The expansion could make Manchester one of the most important international airports in the world. Flights from Manchester with Qatar Airways link you to major destinations in Europe, the Middle East and Far East.
Transportation and parking
Manchester Airport has its own rail terminal, which is connected to all terminals using a Skylink moving walkway. A Metrolink service from Cornbrook station to the airport runs every 12 minutes.
The airport also has its own central ground transport hub - The Station - which connects buses, coaches and rail services under one roof. Over 300 trains, 100 coaches and 500 buses use the facility daily.
Short-stay parking areas are adjacent to each terminal, and a long-stay parking area is situated next to Terminal 2. There are also two ‘Jetparks,’ which are long-stay car parks approximately a mile from the terminals.
Arriving at Manchester
Flights from Manchester with Qatar Airways depart from Terminal 2. This expansive terminal has 20 gates, 14 of which have air bridges. An expanded air-side departure lounge, improved security and a select choice of amenities makes this a very relaxed and comfortable departure point.
Facilities and amenities
The Escape Lounge in Terminal 2 offers a quiet, relaxing space to unwind before catching your flight. A selection of retailers offer everything from duty-free goods and high-end fashion accessories to books, magazines and travel extras.
The food court offers snacks, coffee and exclusive restaurants that bring culinary treats from around the world.
Formerly known as Rangoon, this bustling, busy city was the capital of Myanmar until it was superseded by Naypyidaw in 2005. Today, it has a population of more than five million, and is the principle economic and financial city in the country. It is also becoming popular with travellers looking for a destination that’s a little off the beaten track, and those willing to travel to Yangon will discover a city that has a fascinating juxtaposition between ancient and modern.
Book a flight to Yangon with Qatar Airways and you’ll arrive in style in a city that welcomes visitors with open arms. From ancient temples to modern business, this is a city built on a foundation of tradition that has its sights firmly set on the future.
The Shwedagon Pagoda or Paya is the most important building in the country and a huge draw for tourists who want to learn more about the culture and traditions of Mayanmar. History records a pagoda at the site since the 6th Century, although as the site has been restored and rebuilt many times the current incarnation is no more than a couple of hundred years old. Its gilded spires are a dazzling sight, especially when they are lit up by multi-coloured lights at night. A must see on any trip to Myanmar.
Although it is currently a traffic island in the middle of the busiest intersection of the city, the Sule Paya (Sule Pagoda) is an incredibly important monument and a chance to escape the noise outside. Sule Paya is a 46m octagonal-shaped stupa that, according to legend, was built 2000 years ago to house a strand of Buddha's hair.
Yangon has plenty of open spaces, and one of the parks is the Mahabandoola Garden, which is best known for its fabulous display of roses that scents the air in the spring and summer.
Flights to Yangon with Qatar Airways land at Yangon International Airport. Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure. Before you fly to Yangon please check the visa and passport requirements.
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